Emergency Preparedness in Loudoun County
Many emergency preparedness items are on the list of products that consumers may purchase without paying sales tax during Virginia's tax-free weekend in August. The 2018 three-day sales tax holiday begins August 3, 2018, at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 11 :59 p.m. More information from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, including a complete list of qualified items, is online here.
Loudoun County encourages everyone to make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. This means having an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster and establishing alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.
Know what types of disasters or emergencies might occur and know what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.
Make a Plan
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
Build a Kit
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency.