With Virginia under a state of emergency forecasts showing Florence zeroing in on the Mid-Atlantic, the time for all Virginians to prepare is now.

While it is too soon to know the exact track that Hurricane Florence will take, the majority of forecast models are indicating significant potential impacts to Virginia in the form of coastal storm surge, catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages. Virginia emergency managers and first responders are already mobilizing to prepare for the storm. Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency late Saturday in order to mobilize personnel and resources for storm impacts, and to speed the response to those communities that are damaged by the storm. This includes resources from VDEM, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia National Guard and others. All Virginians should expect potential impacts and life-threatening conditions from this storm. Now is the time to prepare – Make a Kit, Get and Plan, and Stay Informed. To learn more, visit www. VAEmergency.gov/hurricanes. It’s Not the Winds, It’s the Water The…



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