September is Preparedness Month in Virginia

Virginia will recognize September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week. McAuliffe encouraged business owners, families and communities to make the preparations necessary in the event of an emergency.

“As the most historically active time for hurricane activity in our Commonwealth, September is the right month for Virginians across the Commonwealth to take precautions that could save their lives in an emergency situation,” Governor McAuliffe said. “Individuals, families and businesses should always be prepared in advance for natural disasters, accidents, and human-caused emergencies. The right equipment, quick reaction time, and the proper safety precautions are crucial in emergency situations and can make a life-saving difference.”

“Our number one priority is to help ensure Virginia families are safe and prepared in case of emergencies,” said Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security. “Encourage your friends, neighbors and relatives to prepare for disasters by using the steps outlined below and having a plan in place.”

Virginians are encouraged to prepare for emergencies by:

• signing up for text alerts/weather warnings that are offered by their localities;

• assembling an emergency supply kit for their homes, offices and cars. (Important items to have during an emergency include: cell phone backup power, batteries, flashlights, bottled water, non-perishable food, first aid kit, battery-powered or hand-crank radio and portable generator. Account necessary items for pets, children, elderly and family members with disabilities. For a complete list of important emergency items, visit http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov.)

• downloading the free Ready Virginia app for iPhone and Android. (Features include: National Weather Service warnings, customizable emergency plan, an emergency supplies checklist, the “I’m Safe!” text feature for notifying friends and family in an emergency, and an interactive map to identify potential storm surge risks.)

• creating a family emergency communications plan.

• deciding how and where everyone will meet up with each other if separated.

• choosing an out-of-town emergency contact for your family and give that person’s phone number to each family member.

• making a sheet of emergency contacts and post it in visible places in your home and workplace, rather than relying on smartphones or online contact lists.

• getting a free emergency plan worksheet at http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov, www.ListoVirginia.gov, or use the Ready Virginia app.

• talking to an insurance agent about flood insurance. (Most homeowners' insurance policies do not cover flooding; often, this is a separate policy. Renters and business owners also can get flood insurance. Often times, just one inch of water in a mid-size home or office can result in about $20,000 in repairs. Visit http://www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-888-379-9531 for more information. Typically, there’s a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before the policy goes into effect.)

For details about emergency preparedness for people with special needs, please visit http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/getakit/disabilities.
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Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field


Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event at the Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch. > Read more.

Business in brief


Eisenman & Associates, Inc. employee Tracie Grady recently was named the 2017 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year. Grady was chosen by a committee of industry leaders among 19 nominees. The award is a partnership between Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. Its goal is to recognize the unsung hero of the association, non-profit, and business world, the professional meeting planner. Grady works with clients in a number of areas, including membership management, publication design, membership directories and convention/tradeshow programs. She has worked in the association industry, primarily focused on meeting planning, for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of VCU. Eisenman & Associates, Inc. is an association management and meetings consulting company. > Read more.

Lakewood to break ground on $64M expansion


A senior community in Henrico's Far West End is planning a massive expansion project.

Lakewood, located on Lauderdale Drive, will break ground on the project Oct. 19 during a celebration that also will commemorate the community's 40th anniversary. > Read more.

Henrico to hold Oct. 19 workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 for residents and other members of the public to provide additional input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road. The meeting will include an overview of community input received so far and an explanation of how it is reflected in the study’s draft goals and objectives. > Read more.

Nominations open for REB awards for principals


Nominations are open for the 2017-18 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area.

Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees can be principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond who have served in their current positions for at least three years. > Read more.

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