Virginia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias
VIRGINIA — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurrican Isaias, that’s expected to impact parts of coastal Virginia starting on Monday.
Northam says the state of emergency will ensure localities and communities will have the assistance they need to protect the safety of Virginians, particularly as the state continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
While the track of Hurricane Isaias is still uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Virginia could see impacts and therefore must prepare for the possibility of flooding, high winds and potential storm surge that could come along with a tropical storm or hurricane.
Virginians are encouraged to consult the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which outlines preparedness, response, and recovery actions designed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protect public health.
Governor Northam encourages Virginians to take all necessary precautions, monitor local weather forecasts, and stay alert.