Gov. Northam declares State of Emergency in anticipation of winter storm

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(WAVY) — Governor Ralph Northam declared a State of Emergency on Saturday in anticipation of the impending winter storm expected to hit parts of Virginia Sunday into Monday.

Northam says the declaration is a necessary measure to ensure all resources are readily available in the event of heavier than anticipated winter weather. 

The State of Emergency will allow the Commonwealth to mobilize resources and deploy people and equipment to assist in response in recovery efforts during and after the storm. 

“Virginians should take all necessary precautions to ensure they are prepared for winter weather storm impacts,” said Northam.

A winter weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for Franklin, Southampton County, Surry County and Sussex County and a wind advisory was issued for Virginia Beach and Currituck County. 

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