LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Department of Emergency Management wants everyone to be as prepared as they can ahead of the possibility of Hurricane Florence making landfall.
They have prepared an emergency supply checklist that includes important items that could sustain your family during a disaster.
They said that it can take several days or weeks for government services and assistance to reach individuals and families, depending on the severity of the disaster and one's geographical location.
Here are some of the items to include in an emergency kit:
Food and Supplies
Tools and Safety Items
Hygiene and Sanitation
Also, be sure to have an emergency communication plan set in place, including all contacts of those in your household, as well as relatives and neighbors.
You can find more helpful tips here.