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Preparing for Hurricane Season 2022

May 6, 2022

Hurricane season begins June 1, for folks living along the eastern Atlantic Coast region of the country. In this issue of Let's Talk Portsmouth, we engage in a great conversation about hurricane preparedness with Shawn Talmadge and Katie Carter from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. This duo of emergency management planners and communication officials talk plainly about the nature of these storms. We learned the difference between a hurricane watch or warning, what the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale means, the expected number of storms, and the hurricane impacts that cause the most devastating damage. Find more information about hurricane preparedness at your local emergency management office, or visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at https://www.vaemergency.gov/. Also, if you live in Portsmouth, you can NOW sign up for alerts and notifications from city officials! Sign up today at https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1635

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