Today’s theme for Hurricane Preparedness Week is Storm Surge. While storm surge does not impact Richmond, it does impact the coastal and tidewater areas of the state where many people vacation during the summer months which coincides with hurricane season. Check out this video from NOAA on Storm Surge:
Even though Richmond does not face the potential harm of storm surge, flooding is an issue with the proximity to the James River. The tidal portion of the James River begins in Richmond and Wednesday's preparedness theme will address inland flooding so make sure you check back to find out about more about this hazard.