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Posted on: June 17, 2020

New Flood Risk Calculator helps you do the math on the cost of insurance

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June 17, 2020 - If questions about flood insurance costs are keeping you from signing up, a new online tool can help you do the math. Hampton Roads planners and emergency managers, working with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, have develope...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Taxpayers suffering losses from COVID crisis may qualify for extension on home and car taxes

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April 8, 2020 - Residents and businesses who suffered financial losses due to the COVID crisis can apply for an extension of the June 5 tax deadline, Hampton City Council unanimously agreed.

Those who apply and are accepted will have until Aug. 1, 2020, to...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Food and other help available in Hampton for seniors, homeless, those in need

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April 1, 2020 - Although city buildings may be closed to the public because of concerns about the coronavirus, the city and its partners continue to provide services to those in need. The Citizens’ Unity Commission recently finished a week-long ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Peninsula city, county leaders urge residents to limit gatherings of more than 50 people

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March 14, 2020 - The city managers and county administrators from the Peninsula issued a joint release today, asking residents to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people, including "church services, civic/social organization meetings, and public even...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City forms special team to make sure Hampton is prepared for coronavirus

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March 3, 2020 - The city has formed a special task group to ensure that Hampton makes preparations in the event the new coronavirus spreads to this area. There are no documented cases in Virginia or nearby states at this time.

Coronaviruses are a large fam...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Hampton earns 'StormReady Community' designation from National Weather Service

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Dec. 11, 2019 - Last month, Hampton earned its renewal as a StormReady Community from the National Weather Service by demonstrating multiple components of severe weather readiness.  StormReady is a voluntary program. To be officially certified, a...

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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 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: 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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