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Hurricane Season 2016: Be Prepared

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker
Hurricane Isabel flood waters at Langley AFB, Hampton, VA.

Hurricane Matthew's path seems to be moving away from Hampton Roads, but our area could still see significant flooding. Take time now to gather any supplies you may need and carefully monitor local weather reports. Here are some tips and resources to help you get ready for the storm.

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Recommended Supplies:

  • Water
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Cash

Download complete checklist from the American Red Cross.



Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide

Hurricane Evacuation Routes


Storm Surge & Flood Maps:

Local Storm Surge Maps

Virginia Hurricane Storm Surge Tool

Flood Maps - Search by Address


Parking Garages:

Norfolk - The York Street Garage, 215 West York Street, will open Friday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m. if residents need to move their vehicles to higher ground. All vehicles must be removed by Monday, October 10, at 12:00 p.m.


Helpful Websites & Phone Numbers:

Ready.gov Hurricane Preparation

Virginia Department of Emergency Management | (804) 897-6500 http://vaemergency.tumblr.com/

National Hurricane Center |  Facebook | Twitter:  @NHC_Atlantic

Dominion Virginia Power | 1-888-667-3000 (available for 24/7 reporting outages, downed lines, or other emergencies); 1-800-291-7745 (toll free) TDD for the Hearing Impaired.

Virginia Natural Gas | 1-877-572-3342 for natural gas leaks, odors, or emergencies.


City & County Websites:

Accomack County





Isle of Wight

James City County

Mathews County

Middlesex County

Newport News


Northampton County



Southampton County


Sussex County

Virginia Beach


York County


Mobile Apps:

Red Cross Emergency App