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Governor Issues Mandatory Evacuation Order For Zone A Effective Tuesday - Source Alexandria news

Posted on Sep 12,2018
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

Hurricane Evacuation Zones in Virginia (courtesy image)

Source Alexandria news

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Governor Ralph Northam yesterday issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal Virginia residents in Zone A in advance of Hurricane Florence, effective Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.

Zone A includes low-lying areas of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. Residents of Zone A are urged to move to higher ground. Information about shelters will be available soon.

“Hurricane Florence has the potential to cause catastrophic flooding, especially in our coastal areas,” Governor Northam said. “This evacuation is for the safety of thousands of Virginians living in that zone. But the effects of this storm will be felt statewide, and I encourage everyone in Virginia to prepare now.

Governor Northam’s decision to call for a mandatory evacuation was based on the most recent data and forecasts available, which show the potential for flooding in coastal areas.

Source Alexandria news

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