Irma is the first major storm threat to our area since the city of Hampton released its new flood zone maps this summer.
The declaration allows the state to begin certain preparations for an emergency.
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief.
The storm’s impact was immediately seen and felt in the eastern portion of the Caribbean.
Two locally based Navy ships that left in support of Hurricane Harvey relief are now switching gears.
The governor warned that Irma is “bigger, faster and stronger” than Hurricane Andrew.
Images of Virginia Task Force 2’s response to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Irma in September of 2017.
Aid will supplement state and local response efforts due to emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma.
Firefighter Tracy Freeman spoke with WAVY.com and recalled his experience in Texas.
“It is wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts from coast to coast,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.
Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall.
Officials in the Florida Keys are gearing up to get tourists and residents out of the possible path of Hurricane Irma.
Jose has strengthened to a major Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Members of Virginia Task Force 2 are heading to Puerto Rico ahead of Hurricane Irma.
Government workers on the islands of the northeast Caribbean are clearing drains and pruning trees as authorities urge residents to prepare …