Augusta County prepares for Hurricane Florence
Citizens are encouraged to prepare their households for the potential impacts such as flooding and power outages.
- Sandbags and sand are available at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona near the dock where the Farmer’s Market is normally held. Citizens interested in filling bags should bring a shovel. Sandbags are also available at Dooms Volunteer Fire Department.
- The County has designated the new Riverheads Elementary School as an emergency shelter site. A determination will be made later in the week as to the need for the shelter and the date and time it will open. Citizens that consider utilizing the shelter will need to bring the following items: sleeping bags, blankets and pillows; towels; personal hygiene items; baby formula; diapers; medications; and phone chargers. Weapons and alcohol are prohibited at the shelter.
- An animal shelter for dogs and cats has been designated at the old Riverheads Elementary School. A determination will be made later in the week as to the need for the shelter and the date and time it will open.
Continue to stay tuned to your local radio and television stations for updates about the storm.