Well,,,it’s that time of year again….school starts. Tourists leave (I’m happy dancing!) and the biggie..hurricane season is upon us……this was just posted on our towns FB Page..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/02/2016 1100
The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor local weather conditions and forecasts.
The Town is currently monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Hermine and the National Hurricane Center’s forecast. The possibility for northeast winds, heavy rains, and moderate tidal flooding exists starting late tonight through Monday morning.
Winds are forecasted at 30-40mph from the NE and gusting to over 50mph at times through Sunday night. Rains will be heavy at times with accumulations between 3 and 5 inches. Tidal flooding at moderate levels may occur Saturday evening through Monday morning.
Residents and visitors are reminded to be aware of low lying areas, do not drive through standing water, and secure loose outdoor items for this event.
There is the possibility for power outages, downed trees, and road closures.
Currently, the track of the storm will have effects on Chincoteague Island and citizens are urged to take this opportunity to also prepare.
Preparedness should include securing loose outdoor items; having enough medications for at least one week for any medical needs; ensure that your vehicles are fueled and have cash available as fuel pumps and ATM’s will not work if the power should fail. Have enough non-perishable food and water to last for at least 3-5 days. Have fresh batteries and flashlights available. Also, do not forget supplies for your pets.
VDOT will monitor the causeway and will notify the Town approximately one hour prior to closing, should that be necessary. The Town will notify citizens by our reverse 911 system and other media outlets.
Please monitor local media outlets, http://www.chincoteague-va.gov, also, like us on Facebook for updated information.
Authority-Chincoteague Emergency Management
So…..off to the store I went……had to get my essentials!!
In all seriousness, we’re as ready as we can be. Generator on standby ✔️ Batteries✔️ bottled water✔️ TP ✔️ When hubby gets home, we’ll secure the yard…fill the bathtub with water (there is nothing worse then being without power and not being able to flush!) 😁
Love life on an island!!!!