The Emergency Management Team of the town of Chincoteague is monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian and its potential impacts.

 A tropical storm watch has been issued for Chincoteague. Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan for the possible. Arrival of tropical storm conditions late Thursday and into Friday. expect rainfall of 2 – 4 inches; winds of 35 – 45 mph with gusts over 50 mph and minor to moderate tidal flooding. Power outages are also possible.

Property owners are urged to secure outdoor items, such as trash cans, lawn/deck furniture and other items that can become dangerous flying objects in strong winds. Those properties near the shoreline should also prepare for tidal flooding and move vehicles to higher ground.Monitoring will continue through the event and any additional information can be found by monitoring your local media outlets, follow us on facebook, or www.chincoteague-va.gov for further updates.

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Eastern Shore Firefighters