Did you know that there are local agencies in every community to help you find the services you need? This section highlights articles on community agencies and programs to help you with everything from transportation to finding lifelong learning and volunteer opportunities.
The 2023 Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide is an essential resource for families and communities.
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms, massive storm systems, that form over the open water in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Each year, many coastal communities experience threats from hurricanes including heavy rains, strong winds, rip currents, floods and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes.
A hurricane may spawn tornadoes. Torrential rains cause further damage by causing floods and landslides, which not only threaten coastal communities but may impact communities many miles inland. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.
Be prepared! Tornadoes may strike quickly, with little to no warning, causing extensive damage to structures and disrupting transportation, power, water, gas, communications and other services in their direct path and in neighboring areas.
The 2022 State of Grandfamilies Report - Together at the Table: Supporting the Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being of Grandfamilies includes the latest findings on grandfamilies facing high rates or hunger and food insecurity.