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Virginia Governor Orders Mandatory Evacuation for Some of Virginia, Including Parts of the Eastern Shore

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 6:55 PM -04:00 Updated:
Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a mandatory evacuation for the Zone A portion of Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a mandatory evacuation for the Zone A portion of Virginia.

 

VIRGINIA -- Virginia's governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents of low-lying coastal areas as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a press conference Monday that the evacuation order is set to begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. and applies to the Zone A region of the state, including parts of the Hampton Roads area and Eastern Shore.

State officials say 245,000 people live in the affected area. Northam says the evacuation zone includes the most flood-prone coastal areas. The governor is urging all Virginia residents to prepare for the storm, which he says will affect the entire state. To check your Hurricane Evacuation Zone, click here or visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's website.

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