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Emergency Services


In Case of Emergency, Dial 911

Emergency Services Coordinator, Greg Hunter

242 Allens Circle
P.O. Box 177
King & Queen C.H., VA 23085
Phone: 804-785-5975 or 804-769-5000
Fax: 804-785-5999 or 804-769-5070

 

The Department of Emergency Services- Emergency Management Division promotes a comprehensive emergency management program to mitigate the community’s impacts from manmade, natural or technological disasters and potential catastrophic incidents by utilizing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies.

 

How to Develop Your Emergency Plan

Emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere at anytime. Sometimes, they can happen without warning, forcing residents to take shelter in their homes or evacuate their neighborhoods with little or no warning. Weathering these types of situations successfully requires that you understand what a disaster could mean for you and your family. The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) provides a worksheet to help you get started. FEMA also provides information on emergency preparedness for military families.

•First, determine the types of disasters/emergencies that are most likely to happen and what to do in each case.

•After a disaster, it's often easier to place long distance calls than to get a local call to connect. Identify an out-of-town friend or relative to be your family emergency contact. All family members should call this person in an emergency to check in.

•Your entire family should know the name and contact information for your emergency contact. Don't rely on cell phones; supply coins and prepaid phone cards as well.

•Take a first aid, CPR or other class so that you're prepared with the knowledge to help yourself and others if needed.

•If you don't own a vehicle or drive, the city will provide transportation in a mandatory evacuation. But, if you want to go to a shelter or leave town if evacuation is not mandatory, you'll need to make your own arrangements. Determine these in advance.

•Decide where you and your family will meet in case you can't return home. Keep a record of the location's address and phone number, as well as the phone numbers of your family members, with you at all times.

•Keep a visual or written record of your possessions to help you claim losses in the event of damage. Include photos of cars, boats and recreational vehicles. Get professional appraisals of jewelry, collectibles, artwork or other items that might be difficult to evaluate. Also, photograph the exterior of your home. Include the landscaping that might not be insurable, but does increase the value of your property for tax purposes. Make copies of receipts and canceled checks for valuable items.

•Include pets in your emergency planning.

•Talk to neighbors about how to work together in an emergency. Find out if anyone has specialized equipment (i.e. power generator) or expertise (i.e. doctor) that might help in a crisis. Decide who will check on elderly or disabled neighbors.


•Check your home for materials and items that might pose a hazard during a disaster.

•Locate and learn how to turn off utilities (i.e. gas, electricity, water) if necessary.

•Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed with fresh batteries.

•Equip your home with a water hose, fire extinguisher and generator.

Finally, make sure the entire family knows how to execute the disaster plan. This will help ensure the most efficient use of time and resources.

 

Planning for Elderly/Special Needs Individuals & Children

Planning for Pets & Livestock

Sheltering

Protecting your Property

What to do when you are caught at home in a storm?

 

 

Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend
August 5-7, 2016


Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combined Virginia’s three sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 5-7.

During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.

Overview of Exempt Items:

School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
• Qualified school supplies - $20 or less per item
• Qualified clothing and footwear - $100 or less per item
• Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
• Portable generators - $1,000 or less per item
• Gas-powered chainsaws - $350 or less per item
• Chainsaw accessories - $60 or less per item
• Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
• Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
• Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
• Detailed list of Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ items

http://www.tax.virginia.gov/content/sales-tax-holiday-consumer-faqs

 

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