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As Hurricane Florence threatens to ravage the east coast residents of the Carolinas and Virginia scramble to prepare for the wrath of Mother Nature.

Currently classified as a Category 4 hurricane, the promise of strong winds and heavy rainfall threaten to push Florence into, or at least close to, Category 5 status.

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So, preparation is essential. Here are a few emergency numbers to keep on hand.

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Richmond Police Dept., Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report: (804) 646-5100

Fire Department City of Richmond, 201 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA, 23219, Email:, Phone: (804)646-2500

Non-Emergency Information, Phone: 311

VA Department of Emergency Management, 10501 Trade Court, North Chesterfield, VA 23236, Email:, Phone: (804) 897-6500

Richmond Department of Emergency Management, Phone: (804) 646.2504, Facebook, Twitter: @richmondready

Henrico County Department of Emergency Management, Phone: (804) 501-4900, Email:

Henrico County Police (non-emergency), Phone: (804) 501-5000 (24 Hours)

Henrico County Mental Health Emergency Services, Phone: (804) 727-8484

Dominion Energy, Phone: (866) 366-4357

American Red Cross

Richmond Office (Regional Headquarters), 420 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219, Phone: (804) 780-2250

22 West Washington Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23805, Phone: (804) 733-5711

1030 Cowford Road, Halifax, Virginia 24558, Phone: (434) 476-7320

3715 Strawberry Plns, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, Phone: (757) 253-0228

1403 Mahone Ave Building 0928A, Fort Lee, Virginia 23801, Phone: (804) 734-6371

In case of a medical emergency or fire, please call 911.

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