Path of Hurricane Agnes
River flooding from Agnes
Remember to make a plan for your family. Hurricanes come with advance warning so take that time to prepare, have a family communications plan, and take into consideration family members that may rely on you for additional support. Check your emergency kit to make sure you have enough food and water for your family, and don’t forget pets too. Check flashlights, radios, and batteries to make sure they are in working order. You may want to fill up your vehicle with fuel as power outages can render gas stations inoperable. Don’t forget to have cash on hand as after a disaster stores may offer goods but are only able to accept cash due to power outages. Lastly, remember to pay attention to local forecasts and follow official shelter in place or evacuation orders, as hurricane tracks and intensity change frequently. The City of Richmond has a partnership with WRIR 97.3 FM to provide timely and accurate warnings when a threat is imminent or occurring.