- Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News
- Sentara Port Warwick
11803 Jefferson Avenue at Loftus, Newport News
- Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News
- Riverside Behavioral Health Center
2244 Executive Drive, Hampton
- Sentara CarePlex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton
- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle, Williamsburg
- Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
150 Kingsley Lane
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical section, 825 Fairfax Ave.
- Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
- Sentara Heart Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
- Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Road
- Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
- Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
3636 High St.
- Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
736 Battlefield Blvd. North,
- Southampton Memorial Hospital
100 Fairview Drive
Hurricane season starts June 1. Make sure you and your family are prepared. See below for tips here on how to prepare before, during and after a hurricane.
FEMA urges property owners to take steps now to minimize damage from future storms. To better protect your family and yourself in the event of an emergency, ensure your home is a safe structure.
- Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking. Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage. Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant. Read more about the mitigation model of Louisiana homes using similar roof technology.
- Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
- Reinforce your garage doors. If wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
When it comes to tornadoes, there’s no such thing as a “tornado season.” Tornadoes can strike anywhere, anytime, and are nature's most violent storms. They can appear suddenly without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Be prepared to act quickly.
- Strong, persistent rotation in the base of a cloud.
- Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base – tornadoes sometimes have no visible funnel.
- Hail or heavy rain followed by dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift. Many tornadoes, especially in Virginia, are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can’t be seen.
- Loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn’t fade in a few seconds like thunder does.
- If it’s night, look for small, bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level (as opposed to silvery lightning up in the clouds). These lights are power lines being snapped by very strong wind, perhaps a tornado.
- Persistent lowering of the cloud base.
Learn the terms that are used to identify a tornado:
- Tornado Watch: a tornado is possible in your area. You should monitor weather-alert radios and local radio and TV stations for information.
- Tornado Warning: a tornado has been sighted in the area or has been indicated by National Weather Service Doppler radar. When a warning is issued, take cover immediately.