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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Sign up now for CERT training classes that start on Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19

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Sept. 25, 2019 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has new Community Emergency Response Team classes that start Oct. 22 and end Nov. 19. Sign up now for training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. 

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

It's not too late to get your kids prepared for the next emergency or disaster

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Sept. 18, 2019 - September is National Preparedness Month, and each week has a special theme. This week the focus is on kids. FEMA's "Ready" campaign has launched updated web pages where you can find games, activities, disaster information and c...

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

Emergency officials want residents to "be prepared, not scared' during hurricane season

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Sept. 1, 2019 – Be prepared, not scared. That’s the message for the month of September, National Preparedness Month,  from FEMA, Ready.gov, and Hampton’s Emergency Management Office. The goal is to promote disaster a...

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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: 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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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: 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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