The 2015 hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, 2015. Though hurricanes don’t typically make landfall in Fairfax County, the effects of high winds and flooding can wreak havoc on our community and businesses. To assist in preparing for hurricane season, Virginia will hold its Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday May 25-May 31. Batteries, generators up to $1000, chainsaws up to $340, smoke detectors, first aid kits, flashlights and more will be tax-free.
Please share this information with your employees and networks, encouraging others to take the time to:
- Check emergency kits at home, work and in vehicles – visitwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency for lists and helpful tips.
- Review family emergency plans – visit www.ReadyNOVA.orgto make your own plan.
- Practice family evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures – don’t forget pets and kids!
Now is the best time to prepare for hurricane season and other emergencies!