Hurricane Preparedness is Right at Your Fingertips

- Hurricane season officially began June 1
- Dominion recommends mobile website and apps to get ready, stay informed

RICHMOND, Va., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back, and experts are watching this year's hurricane season forecast closely. Do you have a plan in place to help you endure a major storm that could potentially disrupt your life for several days? Hurricane season officially began June 1 and the best time to prepare is before the forecast or the skies turn threatening— it's easier than you think.

Dominion Virginia Power suggests using a tool you may already rely on every day to get your home or business ready for hurricane season—your mobile device.

"We use our smart phones, tablets, or mobile devices for almost everything— to help us track appointments, set reminders, and keep our shopping list up to date," said David Vanderbloemen, director of Electric Distribution Operations.

"They can also be useful tools in helping us prepare for hurricane season and staying informed if disaster strikes. Bookmarking important mobile sites and downloading a few apps can make it easy to create an emergency plan or generate a checklist for a storm preparedness kit. When a storm hits, many of the resources you may need, from reporting your power outage to finding the nearest shelter, is right at your fingertips, if you plan ahead," said Vanderbloemen.

Bookmark these useful Dominion web pages on your PC and mobile device today to prepare for a major storm and ensure you can stay connected and informed:

Follow Dominion Virginia Power on Facebook and Twitter and enroll in Dominion text alerts at  for helpful tips, updates and news.

As you prepare, consider the following apps from our agency partners:

Consider adding solar-powered or portable device chargers to your emergency kit, which should also include a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water, first-aid supplies, battery-powered radio, any necessary medications, extra clothes and a blanket. To learn more about stocking an emergency preparedness kit, watch a video at: or visit

About Dominion
Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion provides energy or products and services to more than five million customers in 14 states. It has a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion also operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at

SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

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