Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Florence. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2CAdy1L. To learn more about what a state of emergency does, read: http://vaemergency.gov/soe.
Virginians, in all regions of the Commonwealth, should make preparations: build an emergency kit (http://vaemergency.gov/emergency-kit), fill vital prescriptions, make a family emergency communication plan, check on neighbors and friends and exchange contact information, keep your vehicle’s gas tank at half a tank or more, clear gutters and drains near your residence, photograph the current condition of your property, including your vehicle and gather critical documentation and consider storing a copy on a secure, virtual cloud based service.
Coastal Virginians should learn their evacuation zone and review the Hurricane Evacuation Guide at KnowYourZoneVa.org.