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For our Ready Virginia subscribers, please consider how you can share the following important information in your communities. Consider posting this on websites, sharing by social media, sending to your email distribution lists, and printing in newsletters and other publications that reach Virginia’s residents and visitors. Thank you for helping us spread the word about the serious danger of storm surge.

Learn about the Danger of Storm Surge

During a hurricane or other tropical storm system, the greatest threat to life is actually from the water, not from the wind. Short, informative videos on storm surge – what it is and what it can do – are available from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and from the National Hurricane Center.

• VDEM/Ready Virginia Storm Surge Video:
• NHC Video:
• Get additional storm surge educational resources from NHC:

Prepared by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, June 2014
(804) 897-6510

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