Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall later this week. Virginia can expect significant impacts in the form of coastal storm surge, catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages. Visitors and residents are encouraged to closely monitor changing weather conditions, stay in touch with lodging providers and heed evacuation warnings.
Virginia Tourism Corporation is closely monitoring the path and trajectory of this storm, and encourages all Virginians and visitors to do the same. It is of critical importance for residents and visitors alike to follow evacuation instructions and advisories, and to take immediate action to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
For LIVE updates and advisories, please follow:
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management on Twitter at @VDEM
- Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on Twitter at @VaDOT
- Virginia State Police on Twitter at @VSPPIO
Assistance is also available by dialing 2-1-1.
Virginia Welcome Centers are open and staffed seven days a week from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Please call to confirm hours. Travelers are also able to call (800) VISIT VA (800-847-4882) for information on available accommodations and travel updates.
If your travel plans bring you to Virginia this weekend, please check the individual destination or event website and social media in advance to ensure businesses are open and events have not been canceled.
Helpful Links & Resources
Download the FEMA App
Stay Informed: Download the FEMA App, available for Apple and Android mobile devices, to receive real-time alerts, safety tips, sheltering information and to find disaster recovery centers.
- Dominion Energy:
- tel: 511
Know Your Evacuation Zone:
- Click here to find your Hurricane Evacuation Zone by zip code!
- Download the Ready Virginia App or visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Website: www.vaemergency.gov
Updates from Governor Northam:
Last Updated: 9/12/2018