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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 31, 2020

Public Works urges residents to put used gloves, wipes, masks in bags for proper disposal

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March 31, 2020 - The Public Works Department is seeing an increase in non-flushable items in wastewater lines and pump stations. All personal protective equipment related toCOVID-19, including rubber gloves, masks and wipes should not be flushed down toil...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Weather Service says coastal flooding possible late tonight and into Wednesday

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March 31, 2020 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield says coastal flooding is possible for low-lying areas, shorelines, tidal rivers and tributaries in Hampton from late tonight into Wednesday.  Nuisance level flooding could occur into Thur...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

3/27 Update: Cases of COVID-19 rise in region, Dominion suspends shutoffs, businesses get creative

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March 27, 2020 — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19  in the state rose to 604, the Virginia Department of Health reported, as more test results come in. Of those, 82 are in the Peninsula Health District and five are in the Hampto...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

While Hampton's public buildings remain closed, city workers will continue key services

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March 24, 2020 -While all of Hampton’s public buildings remain closed until further notice,  city residents can still make tax payments and conduct other business with Hampton online or by telephone. Police officers, firefighters and ot...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor, members of Hampton task force go on Facebook Live to talk about the coronavirus

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March 17, 2020 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting and members of the city’s coronavirus task force went on Facebook Live Tuesday to answer questions about COVID-19  and the city’s continuing response. Tuck ...

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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 13, 2020

A number of activities and events have been canceled in Hampton because of the Coronavirus

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March 13, 2020 - A number of city activities and events have been canceled or postponed because of ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus:

  • Sturgill Simpson, A Good Look’n Tour, at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday, March 13, was canceled.
  • All March e...
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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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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: 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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