Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response consists of two divisions which are also the central point of contact for Emergency Management and Emergency Communications (911).

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Sep 28

Hurricane Ian Briefing – 4 PM 9/28/22

Posted on September 28, 2022 at 4:03 PM by Daniel Hudson

All –

The EOC just participated in another NWS/VDEM conference call briefing.  There is not much change from the earlier forecast… the forecasted track still takes Ian in an eastward direction, but is still projected to bring impacts to our area.

While winds will increase Thursday, the Hourly Graph shows steady rainfall to begin Friday afternoon and remain through Saturday with a total accumulation upward of 6”-8”.  This is a total amount expected to be spread out over time – around ½” to 1” per hour.

The latest Tide Graph shows the start of a series of high tides which will cause instances of flooding beginning Friday and are forecasted to last into Tuesday.  Again, the high tides peak Friday at 12:56 pm then Saturday at 1:16 am and 1:53 pm.  The Saturday afternoon tide gets very close to reaching the moderate flood level at 5.5’.  It’s also important to remember the rainfall will exasperate the impacts of coastal flooding.  As more information comes available, we will be sure to share.

Messaging should include the use of the WAZE app to get around the flooded roadways.

More to come.

Thanks!

Jim Redick

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response