Emergency Management officials from Accomack County, Northampton County and the Town of Chincoteague continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and participate in regular conference calls. It is predicted that the Eastern Shore will receive Nor’easter storm effects beginning early Thursday evening. We can anticipate winds of 35-45 mph with gusts upward of 50 mph along the coastal beaches, rainfall of 3-6 inches and moderate tidal flooding in low lying areas. Currently there are no plans to open shelters.
Residents are encouraged to take this time to review their emergency plans and secure loose items around your property. Everyone is reminded to have enough food, water and medication to be self-sufficient for three days in the event of power outages.
Residents of campgrounds, mobile homes, lowing areas prone to flooding due to heavy rains and any homes located in the bayside or seaside coastal areas prone to tidal flooding should closely monitor the storm as it approaches the area and take the necessary precautions.
Residents should continually monitor local media outlets for information regarding the track of Hurricane Dorian.