Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Hurricanes do not have to make landfall in Virginia to cause damage. Heavy rains, strong winds, floods and damage to buildings, trees and cars can all accompany a hurricane. Be prepared! On Tuesday, May 22, at 2 p.m., join Marcelo Ferreira, community liaison with the Office of Emergency Management, for an online chat about hurricanes, how to prepare for hurricane season, Hurricane Preparedness Week May 25-31, and how to save money while shopping for emergency preparedness supplies during the annual Virginia Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday, May 25-31.