Loudoun County Government encourages all residents to take steps now to prepare for the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to approach the East Coast on Thursday. The storm may result in heavy rain and flooding, high winds and loss of power in Loudoun County.
“While this storm is currently expected to make landfall on the Carolinas’ coasts, we should take this storm seriously,” said Loudoun County Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Johnson. “I urge residents not to underestimate the potential impact of Hurricane Florence locally and to take action now to prepare yourself and your families.”
Because Loudoun already has experienced significant rainfall during the past week, area waterways are high and the ground is saturated, increasing the potential impact of additional torrential rains associated with this storm. Here are five things for every resident to know to prepare for the impact of the storm in Loudoun later this week:
Loudoun County has a broad range of resources posted online to help. Visit www.loudoun.gov/hurricane to learn more about hurricane preparedness and visit www.loudoun.gov/ready for four simple steps to prepare for all types of emergencies.