Dinwiddie County Public School, The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) would like to keep you safe and make you aware of the following resources with the potential for severe weather with the approach of Tropical Storm Michael.
VDEM states that tornadoes can strike anywhere in the U.S., during any month and any time of day. While the U.S. averages more than 800 tornadoes per year, Virginia has seen as few as one tornado in a year (1982) to as many as 84 tornadoes (2004). It can happen here. It could happen to you. Be prepared by knowing what to do when a tornado threatens, by viewing VDEM’s Tornado Preparedness Guide at www.vaemergency.gov/tornadoes.
In addition, did you know that 90 percent of all natural disasters involve some sort of flooding? Know what to do if you are faced with flooding by viewing VDEM’s Flooding Guide at www.vaemergency.gov/floods.