Accomack Co. declaration of emergency lifted following Hurricane Ian

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. – In Accomack County officials ordered a declaration of emergency to prepare for the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

When the county found out the weather event was coming, they opened shelters and were prepared for roads to close. The aftermath did leave some areas flooded however, emergency management in Accomack County tells us everything looks good.

“Residents in effected areas are very used to coastal flooding and it is a part of their regular life, luckily we didn’t get the forecasted 6 feet levels that they were predicting and flooding was more manageable this time, cleanup was minimal so they are back to normal operation,” says Sarah Dickey, the Deputy Coordinator of Accomack County Emergency Management.

Dickey also recommends listen to emergency warnings and packing an emergency bag for future weather events. The local emergency declaration has been terminated and the county has returned to normal operations.

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