Virginia Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness
The hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Though hurricanes don’t typically make landfall in Goochland County, the effects of high winds and flooding can wreak havoc on our community and businesses.
More information: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stay-informed/hurricanes/sales-tax-holiday
Now is the best time to prepare for hurricane season and other emergencies:
• Check emergency kits at home, work and in vehicles – visit www.vaemergency.gov/emergency-kit for lists and helpful tips.
• Review family emergency plans – visit www.vaemergency.gov to make your own plan.
• Practice family evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures – don’t forget pets and kids!
2022 Richmond - Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan
Our region is currently in the process of updating its multi-regional hazard mitigation plan. The 22 localities of the Richmond and Crater regions work together to update the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years.
The plan identifies vulnerabilities associated with a variety of hazards and sets out long-term strategies to reduce or eliminate risks. While little can be done to wholly prevent natural hazard events from occurring, the plan helps ensure the region is poised to minimize the disruption that so often accompanies disasters, thereby increasing resilience.
Information and updates on the 2022 Richmond – Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan are available at https://planrva.org/emergency-management-home/the-alliance/hazard-mitigation/.
Virtual Public Meeting – Richmond Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – March 9th, 2021
The Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services and the Goochland Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) invite you to join us at a virtual public meeting on March 9th, 2021, from 5-7pm via Zoom. A flyer with information about the Virtual Public Meeting for the Richmond Crater Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is available here.
The goal of the meeting is to inform the public of what hazards are covered in our regional plan and how we are modeling the impacts of those hazards where you live and work. The plan will also determine what actions your community has committed to reduce the impacts of hazards on critical infrastructure. We are also seeking feedback so that the final plan reflects your concerns.
Residents can provide input during the virtual public meeting on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 from 5-7pm via Zoom. Residents can also offer their thoughts on the hazard mitigation plan by completing a survey.
Eddie Ferguson, Jr.
Deputy Fire-Rescue Chief
Volunteer Deputy Chief of Operations
Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services
2938 River Rd W, Bldg I
PO Box 247
Goochland, VA 23063
Fx: 804-657-2004 (Medical Records)
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm