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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: 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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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: September 7, 2017

Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at Northampton Community Center

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Sept. 7, 2017 - Learn pet first-aid, CPR and shelter training at the Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, on  Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Hampton's Community Animal Response Team, the class is free ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Hampton gets $2.5 million in grants for flood mitigation, raising houses

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Sept. 14, 2017 - The City of Hampton has been awarded nearly half of $5.4 million in federal grant money that will be used to elevate or demolish residential properties in flood-prone areas of Virginia.

The flooding mitigation grants are from the Federal E...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

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Sept. 8, 2017 - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Friday in anticipation of the possible impact of Hurricane Irma. The order allows the state to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and to pre-position p...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Residents encouraged to review disaster plans, kits, as hurricane moves towards islands

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Sept. 5, 2017 - Hurricane Irma continues to gain strength - and remain unpredictable - as it moves through the Caribbean. Area residents are encouraged to keep monitoring the storm and to make sure they review their family disaster plan and disaster kits....

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More information on Know Your Zone program Emergency Management
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Tropical storm moving up coast could bring high winds and coastal flooding to area

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Aug. 28, 2017 - The National Weather Service said a low pressure system moving up the East Coast could bring wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy rain and moderate coastal flooding to the area starting Tuesday. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

CERT classes prepare you to help yourself, community, during an emergency

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Aug. 21, 2017 - Join the city's Community Emergency Response Team and learn about disaster preparedness, search and rescue and more. Most classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, and Oct. 10, 12 and 14. Using training learned in the...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Become a trained member of Hampton's Community Animal Response Team

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May 3, 2017 - Hampton's Emergency Management Department and the Animal Control Office will host an informational meeting Wednesday, May 17 for people who want to become trained members of the Community Animal Response Team, or CART.

You can learn ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Homeowners, renters, businesses reminded they can still apply for hurricane-related SBA loans

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Dec. 21, 2016 - The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to remind Hampton homeowners, renters and businesses who need help recovering from Hurricane Matthew that they can still apply to receive low-interest loans for disaster-related damages.

The firs...

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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.

According to the declaration: the storms...Read on...

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