(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool, File)
September 11, 2018 - 3:34 pm
By JEFF MARTIN , Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
September 11, 2018 - 2:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – With mandatory evacuation orders issued along the coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working to proactively alleviate travel pressures on affected Virginia roadways. VDOT crews are stabilizing construction sites ahead of the storm...
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Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management
September 10, 2018 - 6:34 pm
Richmond, VA _ Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has ordered a mandatory evacuation of zone "A" in Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. Northam says they are the most low lying areas and prone to flooding. Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen, meanwhile, says the city will issue an evacuation...
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September 10, 2018 - 1:25 pm
A state of emergency has been issued and a mandatory evacuation order for all visitors and residents on Hatteras Island will be in effect beginning Monday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. This includes all areas of Hatteras Island including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Florence has become even stronger over the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Florence rapidly intensified Monday morning to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (195 kph). Florence had reached...
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September 08, 2018 - 6:44 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency today in anticipation of the potential impact from Tropical Storm Florence. The order is designed to mobilize resources in preparations of the storm and to help Virginia mitigate any damage and to streamline the process that the...
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September 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
By JENNIFER KAY , Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence was...
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Associated Press
September 04, 2018 - 8:18 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:50 pm
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a hurricane churned toward the state. The National Weather...
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July 09, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Richmond, VA. ( - Tropical Storm Chris won't come ashore along the East Coast, but it is bringing heavy surf and rip currents. The storm is currently off the coast of North Carolina, and may stregthen to a hurricane as it moves to the northeast. The surf conditions will exist up and down...
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