NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- The U.S. Navy announced Friday that is is lifting an emergency evacuation order for personnel who live in Virginia's Zone A, effective Sunday.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced a mandatory evacuation for that zone -- which includes numerous flood-prone areas of the Tidewater region. Gov. Northam lifted the order Friday a few hours after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.
Those who evacuated from Navy Region Mid-Atlantic were authorized to go with 500 miles of Asheville, North Carolina -- which is the designated remote safe haven. All others were instructed to go to a safe haven designated by their chain of command.
The Navy says personnel who evacuated to the safe haven region are eligible for per diem compensation, depending on their destination. Visit www.knowyourzoneva.org to determine if you are located in Virginia Zone A. Retain any receipts for lodging and meals and check with your parent command on processing them.
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