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Accomack County Closes 2 Evacuation Shelters

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 3:25 PM -04:00 Updated:
(Photo: MGN Online) (Photo: MGN Online)

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va.- Due to recent changes in the forecast track of Hurricane Florence, Accomack County has decided to close two of its three evacuation shelters, emergency management officials announced.

The only shelter that will be open as of 2 p.m. Thursday is Nandua High School. Any resident from Accomack or Northampton counties who needs to utilize a shelter should go to Nandua High School. The other two
shelters that were opened have now been closed.

Residents who come to a shelter should bring a picture ID and come prepared to be self-sustaining for three days. They should bring nonperishable food items, bedding and hygiene items, changes of clothing, quiet items such as books and games, and whatever medications are needed. No smoking, drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any kind are allowed in the shelter.

Emergency Management personnel said they are monitoring the storm and have been participating in conference calls with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in preparation for possible effects to Virginia.

Officials also noted that as of 2 p.m. Thursday, Zone A is still under a mandatory evacuation order. Some areas in Zone A include Chincoteague, Greenbackville, Wachapreague, Quinby, Deep Creek, Harborton, and other low-lying areas prone to flooding.

For more zone information in Accomack County, visit ACDPS.net and click on the Emergency Management section. In Northampton County, visit northampton-ems.org. Chincoteague residents can visit chincoteague-va.org.

 

 

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