The Floyd Information Network is sponsored by the County of Floyd VA.
Kevin W. Sowers, Emergency Management Coordinator
P. O. Box 218
120 West Oxford St.
Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd, Virginia 24091
Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305
24 Hours: (540) 745-9334
Winter is Coming – Get Ready Now
Winter Preparedness Week is Dec. 1-7, 2013
Several record-breaking snowstorms have covered Virginia in recent years, and winter is right around the corner again! Winter Preparedness Week is Dec. 1-7 – this is the time for Virginians to get ready for bad weather by taking a few easy steps.
Get a kit. Imagine that you can’t leave your home for three days. You need these basic emergency supplies:
Three days’ food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare it
Three days’ water (a gallon per person per day)
A battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio with extra batteries
After you have these essentials, then add a first aid kit, supply of prescription medications, blankets and warm clothing, supplies for special members of your household, and pet items.
Make a plan. Everyone needs an emergency plan:
Decide who your out-of-town emergency contact will be
Where will you meet up with family members if you can’t return home?
To see the current weather at the Floyd County Department of Emergency Management EOC weather station located at the County Administration Building, click on the following web link: http://www.weatherlink.com/user/floyd/.