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Know your evacuation zone during hurricane season

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-06-12 07:04:01-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management wants you to ‘Know Your Zone’.

“Know Your Zone” serves roughly 1.25 million residents who live in Coastal Virginia, the region of the state most vulnerable to hurricanes and other tropical storms.

VDEM said twenty-three localities participate in the tiered evacuation zones.

Coastal Virginia is divided up into four zones (A, B, C, D) based on areas where major flooding can be an issue.

Zones provide residents with clarity on whether they should evacuate in an emergency or shelter at home, based on their physical street address and the nature of the emergency event, VDEM said.

Click here to view the VDEM map to see what zone you are in so you can be prepared in case of an emergency evacuation.

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