A state of emergency has been declared in Virginia in advance of Hurricane Dorian.
Governor Northam issued the declaration Monday evening as Dorian stalled out while still over the Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Dorian is not projected to create catastrophic results for Virginia, however a prolonged period of heavy rain and wind gusts of 60-75 mph could cause inland flooding, storm surge, and structural damage on Thursday.
“Hurricane Dorian is a serious storm, and current predictions indicate that it may affect parts of Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure that localities and communities have the appropriate level of assistance, and to coordinate the Commonwealth’s response to any potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian. I encourage Virginians to take all necessary precautions to make sure they are prepared as well.”