HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting declared a state of emergency as of 8 p.m. Sunday ahead of anticipated major tidal flooding Monday.
According to a press release, areas that are prone to flooding include but are not limited to: Grandview/Beach Road, Harris Creek, Buckroe Beach, Southwest Branch of the Back River, Hampton River, Tidemill Creek, Indian Creek, and Newmarket Creek.
Trash collection will be conducted as usual Monday, but Tuesday’s trash pickups have been postponed and will be done Wednesday morning. Please do not put out bins or debris curbside until the storm has passed.
Residents in low-lying areas should be preparing to evacuate to hotels or to friends and family members that live inland.
Officials are opening a shelter to the public beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Phenix shelter is located at 1061 Big Bethel Rd. Residents should bring any medications or special needs equipment; air mattresses, blankets, and pillows; diapers, toys, games, and books for children; food; and water (recommended 1 gallon per person per day). Pets at George P. Phoenix School will be accepted; owners should bring a cage or crate, food and water, shot records, and medications.
For more information about what the city if doing to prepare for the storm, click here.