It’s going to rain. We might need one of these. Seriously, if power does go out, flooding happens, etc, I’ll do everything I can to keep the RealCrozetVA twitter updated and will retweet as needed.
The Red Cross has a good (pdf) checklist.
Expect trees to come down.
Check on your elderly neighbors.
Prepare for extended power outages.
Hope the breweries stay open 🙂
Hurricane Joaquin remains a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour and gusts up to 155 miles per hour. The latest forecast path from the National Hurricane Center is similar to previous forecasts in taking the storm east of the DelMarVa Peninsula but the overall track has shifted to the east. Such a scenario would reduce the impact on central Virginia, but by no means is this forecast finalized and definite. Joaquin is still a threat to both the Mid-Atlantic and Atlantic Coast and will continue to be monitored in the next several days.
We’re having a good conversation on the RealCrozetVA Facebook page about how to be prepared for what is likely to be a remarkable amount of rain over the next few days.
Some useful tips:
What are the other known flood areas around Crozet?
- I know that the intersection at Crozet Avenue and Tabor becomes challenging at times. Also, the right turn off of 250 on to Crozet Avenue at the stoplight.
Serious and possibly life-threatening flooding may occur from this event. Showers will increase later today with heavier rain arriving overnight. Periods of heavy rain will last through Saturday.
Landslides, debris flows, and power outages are also major concerns.
This rain is NOT from Hurricane Joaquin. Any affect from that, if any, would not be until Sunday and early next week.
Make sure you have a plan to stay safe, especially if you live along creeks, streams, or rivers. Make sure you have a way to receive Warnings, even if the power goes out.”