How your area is preparing for Hurricane Florence

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(WAVY) — Although the track of Hurricane Florence is still unclear, Hampton Roads will likely see some effects from the storm. Now is the time to prepare for the storm’s landfall. 

A key thing to help you prepare is to  “Know Your Zone,” which is aimed at making evacuations easier. You can find out what zone your home is in by typing in your address here.

Here’s what your city or county is doing ahead of the storm:

HAMPTON ROADS 

Hampton

Public works crews were expected to hit the streets Monday morning to clear ditches and prepare generator. Hampton saw flooding over the weekend from heavy rains.

Norfolk 

Naval Station Norfolk is encouraging personnel to not leave their vehicles parked on base due to the flooding that may come with Hurricane Florence’s potential landfall.

Portsmouth

Mayor John Rowe, Jr. decided to cancel the 5 p.m. Public Work Session and the 7 p.m. Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11. for citizens to focus on preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Florence. 

Virginia Beach 

Public Works is advising Virginia Beach residents to prepare for flooding that may occur this week. The city says make sure your trash is unobstructed and, if possible, wait until your collection day before setting your trash out.

If it’s not possible, the city says to set the bags or other items just above the curb. If carts, bags, and other items must be placed in the street prior to collection, place them at least 12 to 18 inches from the curb so that water can flow to the storm drain unobstructed.

To report any immediate after-hour flooding problems, residents can call the City’s 311 line. During regular business hours, they can call Stormwater Operations at (757) 385-1470.

NORTH CAROLINA

Currituck County

Officials said Monday they are preparing the county’s emergency operations center. All county facilities will be “closed and secured” in the event that Florence makes landfall in the area.

Residents are cautioned to make safety precautions now.

Red flags have been posted along the beaches in Currituck County due to extremely dangerous rip currents. 

Please continue to check this story for the latest updates from your city or county when they are available. 

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