Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
Given the potential for Hampton Roads to experience severe weather from Hurricane Matthew later this week or over the weekend, Newport News Shipbuilding has begun its preliminary storm preparations.
All employees who live in North Carolina and Virginia are encouraged to monitor the storm and make necessary preparations to their home and property in advance of Hurricane Matthew. The following are general hurricane preparation tips:
- Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on buildings.
- Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of a week.
- Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate.
- Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
- Review your evacuation plan with your family.
For additional information, visit the Severe Weather Resources page on Newport News Shipbuilding’s website.
For information about company operations in the wake of the storm, please call the Employee Information Line. HII corporate employees working in or near Newport News should follow updates for Newport News Shipbuilding. Employees who are working at sites outside of Newport News — such as Washington, DC — should follow directions provided to them by their site or facility manager.
To access the Employee Information Phone Line, call (877) 871-2058.