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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Free course on disaster response skills

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Feb. 2, 2024 — The city's Emergency Management office is offering a free course, primarily online, that allows residents to learn how to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster. 

The Community Emergency Response Te...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Take these steps to prepare for possible winter storms

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The Hampton Office of Emergency Management reminds residents that it is time to prepare for winter weather. Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of all these conditions. Winter weather can knock out heat,...

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Posted on: September 23, 2023

Ophelia flooding not as bad as predicted; more wind, rain today

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Sept. 23 - Tropical Storm Ophelia caused flooding in Hampton's low-lying areas overnight, but the city did not see major damage. 

The forecast for today is continued rain -- about an inch -- tapering off after 2 p.m. Winds will ramp up again from ...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Tropical Storm Ophelia to bring flooding, winds; city will open shelter

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Sept. 22, 2023 - Ophelia has formed into a tropical storm, and Hampton is expected to experience heavy winds, heavy rainfall, high tides, and storm surge, starting Friday afternoon and going through Saturday. 

Winds are predicted to hit 30 mph at ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Weekend storm to bring flooding, high winds, rain, storm surge

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Sept. 21, 2023 - The storm aiming for Hampton Roads doesn’t have a name, but that doesn’t mean you should underestimate its impacts. The National Weather Service predicts Hampton will get heavy winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge, starting Friday after...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Separate flood insurance policy necessary

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Sept. 22, 2003 - Twenty years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused extensive damage to property resulting from wind (such as fallen trees on roofs and vehicles) and flooding (such as ruined HVAC systems, drywall, and household contents).  In the aftermat...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 21, 2023

20 years after Isabel: What to do about home damage

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Sept. 21, 2023 - Hurricane Isabel’s combined impacts of wind, rain, and storm surge resulted in widespread debris and flood damage.  Post-storm clean up was difficult and time-consuming for many residents and resulted in a variety of health hazar...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 20, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Large numbers of downed trees, power lines

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Sept. 20, 2023 - Twenty years ago, Hurricane Isabel pounded Hampton with sustained winds of 53 mph and gusts of 76 mph. The  damage was significantly different than past storms due to the number of trees completely uprooted.  A drought i...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: September 19, 2023

20 years after Isabel: Emergency messaging & evacuations

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Sept. 19, 2023 - On September 17, 2003, Hampton officials were the first in the state to issue a mandatory evacuation order for the most vulnerable areas of the city in anticipation of the powerful winds and storm surge.  Other Hampton Roads and ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

20 years after Hurricane Isabel: What is your flooding plan?

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Hurricane Isabel hit Hampton on Sept. 18, 2003, after coming ashore as a Category 2 hurricane near Ocracoke Inlet along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Hurricane Isabel equaled, and in some places exceeded, the storm of record from 1933 in t...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Hampton gets $13 million toward Armistead Ave. flood reduction

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Aug. 31, 2023 - Hampton will receive more than $13 million toward the project to rebuild a portion of Armistead Avenue that frequently floods. It was by far the largest of the 17 hazard mitigation grants announced this week. 

The grant funding is ...

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