Lynchburg Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Effects of Hurricane

posted by Caroline Cook - 

Lynchburg residents are urged to prepare for the possibility of heavy winds, rain and potential flooding as a result of the effects of Hurricane Florence. 

According to the Virginia department of Emergency Management (VDEM), this hurricane may be Virginia's most significant hurricane event in decades.  Governor Ralph Northam has declared Virginia under a state of emergency and i encouraging residents to prepare now. 

The City of Lynchburg is also encouraging residents to began preparations now.  Recent heavy rains have resulted in the ground already being water logged and will set the stage for potential flooding, especially in low-lying areas of the city.  The area may also experience heavy winds with downed trees and a loss of power. 

Although the cost of Virginia will receive the worst of the hurricane, Central Virginia residents should not take the storm lightly.  Now is the time to prepare --- Make a kit, get a plan, and stay informed.  To learn more, click HERE.  Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Lynchburg Alerts, the City's emergency notification system, by registering at www.LynchburgAlerts.com. 

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