(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

State of Emergency Declared

Comes As Michael Moves Through

October 11, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Richmond, Va. (newsradiowrva.com) - Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Michael. The order is designed to mobilize resources, help Virginia mitigate any damage, and to streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to other states. 

“As Tropical Storm Michael turns to the Commonwealth, I want to urge all Virginians to prepare for the serious possibility of flash floods, tropical storm force winds, tornadoes, and power outages,” said Governor Northam. “I am declaring a state of emergency in order to provide state assets to Virginians and to assist our neighbors in states who are dealing with the devastating effects of this historic storm. My thoughts are with all those along with the Gulf Coast and my administration will continue our outreach to governors and state agencies where Hurricane Michael has produced widespread damage.”

Central and Eastern Virginia are expected to be hardest hit by Michael's impacts.