As Hurricane Florence moves toward the East Coast, now is the time to prepare. Take time now to gather any supplies you may need and carefully monitor local weather reports. Here are some tips and resources to help you get ready for the storm.

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Recommended Supplies:

  • Water
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Cash

Download complete checklist from the American Red Cross.

 

Evacuations:

Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide

Know Your Zone

 

Storm Surge & Flood Maps:

Local Storm Surge Maps

Flood Maps - Search by Address

 

Helpful Websites & Phone Numbers:

Ready.gov Hurricane Preparation

Virginia Department of Emergency Management | (804) 897-6500 http://vaemergency.tumblr.com/

National Hurricane Center | Facebook | Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic

Dominion Virginia Power | 1-888-667-3000 (available for 24/7 reporting outages, downed lines, or other emergencies); 1-800-291-7745 (toll free) TDD for the Hearing Impaired.

Virginia Natural Gas | 1-877-572-3342 for natural gas leaks, odors, or emergencies.

City & County Websites:

Accomack County

Chesapeake

Franklin

Gloucester

Hampton 

Isle of Wight 

James City County 

Mathews County 

Middlesex County 

Newport News 

Norfolk 

Northampton County 

Poquoson 

Portsmouth 

Southampton County 

Suffolk 

Sussex County 

Virginia Beach 

Williamsburg

York County 

 

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Mobile Apps:

Red Cross Emergency App

FEMA App