July 23, 2024

Red Cross Tips for Storm Preparedness

The following message is from the UMW Office of Emergency Management and Safety:

To UMW faculty and staff,

In advance of this weekend’s predicted stormy weather and possible flooding, we are reaching out separately to you. We strongly encourage preparedness efforts for your own homes and families.

Everyone should have a preparedness kit for the family. The link below provides a list of essentials in the event you must evacuate or shelter in place. The items are things you likely already have at home but may not have assembled in one place for easy access. Do that now!

Also, as indicated in the Red Cross recommendations, make a communication plan with your family and friends. In the event you have to leave your home or become separated during an event, this plan will ensure your loved ones can contact you.  Advance planning will diminish stress during an emergency situation.