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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Three-day sales tax holiday lets you buy school supplies, emergency equipment tax free

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July 31, 2019 - Virginia's three-day sales tax holiday - where everything from school supplies to portable generators can be purchased without paying a sales tax - starts Friday, Aug. 2, and ends Sunday, Aug. 4. This is your chance to prepare for school -...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training and learn how to help your friends, neighbors

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July 26, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting Sept. 12. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

June is start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparations now

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June 4, 2019 - June is the start of hurricane season, and residents are encouraged to start preparing now for a possible disaster. On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam and his cabinet took part in a day-long exercise that focused on disaster preparedness.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Take time now to learn about the danger of hurricanes and what you can do to stay safe

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May 7, 2019 – May 5-11 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Take some time to learn about the dangers of hurricanes, and some of the thing you can do - including having a plan and a go bag – to make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Accor...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Feb. 21 and end March 19

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Jan. 17, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Feb. 21 and end March 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue, and be ready to help...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Florence strengthens to Category 4; effects will be felt across wide area

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4, with winds of 130 mph. It is expected to become a major threat to Virginia and North Carolina. Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but the storm is large and effects will be felt well bey...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

National Weather Service issues heat advisory for area Wednesday afternoon

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Aug. 28, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for this area from noon-7 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperature is expected, and the heat index is expected to reach about 105 degrees We...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Disasters happen, and September is National Preparedness Month

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Sept. 3, 2018 - September is National Preparedness Month, and Hampton's Emergency Management Office is encouraging you to consider how prepared you are for the next disaster or emergency that affects where you live, work or visit.

The theme for 2018 is &qu...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hampton, Virginia residents are encouraged to 'Know Your Zone' during hurricane season

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July 5, 2018 - Do you know your zone? 

In 2017, Virginia introduced a new tiered evacuation system to let residents know whether they should evacuate during a hurricane or other emergency. The new zones are designated A, B, C and D. 

When ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Virginia sales tax holiday lets you buy school, emergency supplies without paying sales tax

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July 9, 2018 - Starting Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 5, Virginia's sales tax holiday gives you the chance to buy school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items and Energy Star products without paying the sales tax.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

National Weather Service issues urban, small stream flood advisory for Hampton

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June 6, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for areas in Hampton and surrounding communities until 6:15 p.m. 

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said radar indicates heavy rain du...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Heat advisory issued, with temperatures expected to hit 95, index of 105

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July 2, 2018 - With temperatures expected to hit near 95, and heat index values as high as 105, Hampton residents are encouraged to stay cool and safe Monday. City libraries and community centers will be open for those who need an area to cool down and ge...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today and temperatures in Hampton will be 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said the combination of high ...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Heavy wind gusts and some flooding expected from nor'easter sitting offshore

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March 2, 2018 - The National Weather Service says wind gusts from an offshore nor'easter could get as high as 60 mph Friday afternoon, and aren't expected to fall below 50 mph until after 5-6 a.m. Saturday.

Flooding, meanwhile,  is expected to be ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Moderate to major coastal flooding expected thanks to nor'easter moving into area

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March 1, 2018 - Thanks to a nor'easter that is moving into the area the National Weather Service at Wakefield has issued a coastal flood watch for Hampton Roads from Friday through Sunday afternoon. The flood watch means that conditions favorable for floo...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Emergency response team 'rodeo' will be Saturday, March 3, at Thomas Nelson

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Feb. 26, 2018 - The cities of Hampton and Poquoson – partnering with Thomas Nelson Community College – will host the first Eastern Virginia CERT Rodeo on Saturday, March 3. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team, a program t...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Sign up now Community Emergency Response Team training in April

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Feb. 26,  2018 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting April 5. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will be...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Weather Service issues blizzard warning for Hampton roads starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2017 - The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Hampton and much of Hampton Roads from 7 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday. The predicted snowfall for Hampton is now in the 8-12 inch range. Travel is expected to be dangerous...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Snow predictions increase; libraries & parks to close at 5 p.m. Wednesday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - Hampton's snowfall total could hit 8 inches, the National Weather Service said overnight, with snow beginning between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and falling steadily by 7 p.m. 

Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning that p...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Public Works plans to pretreat roads ahead of winter storm forecast for Wednesday

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Jan. 2, 2018 - Hampton's Public Works Department will begin pretreating roads today in preparation for a winter storm that could bring 3-5 inches of snow to the area.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a winter storm watch from 1 p.m. Wed...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: November 3, 2017

It's not too early to sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

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Nov. 3, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new Community Emergency Response Team class starting Jan. 4. Sign up now for four weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Classes will be held Tuesda...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

New flood maps may require homeowners to get flood insurance

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June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess the risk of flooding went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may be hearing from their insurance or mortgage company that they need to p...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Prepare now for hurricane season

May 24, 2016 - Hurricane season starts June 1, and May 22-28 is Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week in Virginia. Go online to Ready Virginia to learn about storm surge risks, pet preparedness, flooding insurance, preparing an emergency kit and more.

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training

Feb. 18, 2016 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting March 3. Sign up now for nine weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Get a certificate of completion when classes are over.

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

High tide, flooding are biggest weekend concerns

Oct. 2, 2015 - High tide about 1:15 p.m. Friday is expected to bring serious flooding, covering several roads in low-lying areas, including creeks and rivers. Early-morning high tide caused minor flooding to some roads about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Hampton pol...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

City manager declares state of emergency in Hampton

Oct. 1, 2015 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting declared a state of emergency - effective at 8:30 a.m. today - due to the rain, wind and flooding caused by the "2015 nor'easter" and Hurricane Joaquin.

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