Eastern Virginia Medical School is in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it is because of this we are susceptible to Nor’easters. In November of 2009 a Nor’easter closed the school for up to 72 hours due to flooding, down trees, and power outages. Nor’easters start off in the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean and are given their name because of the winds blowing in from the northeast ahead of the storm. The wind from these storms most often exceed hurricane force intensity and should not be taken lightly.
- Prepare an Emergency Kit
- Bring anything inside that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture, etc.).
- Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment.
- Stay away from floodwaters.
- Keep up-to-date about the storm’s progress and find out about your community’s disaster response plan.
For more information on Nor'easters click here.