Hurricane season is underway… even though we aren’t close to the coast—we’re NOT immune to the impact of hurricanes! Central Virginia could still experience high winds, thunderstorms, heavy rains and flooding. Officials with the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services encourage residents to be aware of the dangers of hurricanes and other severe weather. State and local officials say families should develop an emergency plan that designates a place to go in case of evacuations and to compile a readiness kit of important supplies, including medication, non-perishable food items and water.