GLOUCESTER — Gloucester County Emergency Management and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will host a Flooding Impact Informational Meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at Achilles Elementary School in Hayes.
VDEM Hurricane Program Manager Bruce Sterling will be sharing ways to prepare for a flood and the signs that mean it’s time to evacuate, and Gloucester’s Emergency Management team will also be reviewing the county’s flood zones.
“Flooding doesn’t just happen during tropical storms,” said Jane Wenner, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Coordinator. “If the tide is up and the wind angles just right, water levels can become a problem during otherwise calm conditions. Preparedness is key.”
The county will also have stations set up for people to complete a community survey to help county staff evaluate how people think of flooding and how likely they are to evacuate in certain conditions. This information will help the county’s first responders to be better prepared to assist in the case of an emergency.
For more information, contact Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department at DEM@gloucesterva.info or 804-693-1390.