January 14 is "Survivor Day" in central Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It will be awhile before people start to forget the damage left in the wake of last year's natural disasters.

It's always a bad feeling when you're in the dark after a big storm and you never know how long it's going to last. Many central Virginians went through this during many of last year's storms and that's exactly why emergency crews are holding "Survivor Day". The free event will teach people how to stay safe during weather emergencies.

Since Virginia saw so many natural disasters last year, professionals want to prepare you for many topics including: how to safely make it through a snowstorm, fire, earthquake, or damage from a hurricane.

Emergency professionals will also teach people how to live without power for at least three days and what to bring with you in case you have to evacuate your home at the last minute.

The central Virginia Urban Security Initiative will hold Survivor Day in several locations around central Virginia. It's scheduled for Saturday, January 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required.

Everyone who's registered will receive a survivor kit with supplies and a backpack.

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