Hurricane Preparedness, Part Two: Emergency Kits

Flooded road after hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness, Part 2 Each year, many coastal communities experience threats from hurricanes including heavy rains, strong winds, rip currents, floods and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. A hurricane may spawn tornadoes. Torrential rains cause further damage by causing floods and landslides, which not only threaten coastal communities but may impact communities […]

Hurricane Preparedness….Are You Ready?

tropical hurricane approaching the USA.Elements of this image are furnished by NASA.

Hurricane Preparedness….Are You Ready? NOAA has increased its prediction for the ongoing 2023 Atlantic hurricane season to an above-normal level of activity. Record-warm Atlantic sea surface temperatures are likely to counterbalance the ongoing El Nino event. It’s not too late to prepare! Hurricanes are huge tropical storms that move in a counterclockwise spiral. They form […]

West Point Hurricane Evacuation Route

Virginia Department of Emergency Management Hurrican Evacuation Guidebook

Hurricane season is here, and we want to ensure you’re prepared. Thank you to the Town of West Point you can be prepared with this Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide that was prepared by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Hard copies of this guide will be available in Town Hall in downtown West Point.   Other […]

Today’s Forecast: Thunderstorms

Spring forecast showing chance of thunderstorms with a temperature of 85 degrees.

As the temperature begins to rise, and with springs arrival comes the potential for the chances of severe weather. Don’t wait until the day of the storm to begin protecting yourself and your property. Know the differences between watches and warnings: Watches – severe weather is possible and conditions are favorable for severe weather. Warnings […]