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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Before the Storm: Know Your Zone and Prepare Your Home

NORFOLK, VA – With Tropical Storm Isaias tracking our way, the City of Norfolk urges residents to prepare. Earlier this week, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced a change in the color coding for Know Your Zone. While the zone colors changed, the evacuation zones themselves did not. To review your zone, visit and enter your street address in the search bar.

Additionally, now is the time to prepare your home and family. Stock your emergency supply kit with non-perishable food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights and important documents. Have a plan for pets and make sure they are up-to-date with immunizations and medical records, ID tags and microchips.

Make sure to protect your property and check your insurance coverage. There may be a waiting period for a flood insurance policy to become effective and be aware that not all hurricane-related losses, such as flooding, are covered under traditional policies.

For Norfolk updates and information, go to or sign up for Norfolk Alerts at Report problems or flooded streets via the MyNorfolk app, available on the App Store or Google Play. You can also follow on Twitter at @NorfolkVA or Facebook at

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