WASHINGTON (WMAL) — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has lifted the mandatory evacuation order for residents in Zone A.
This means residents of Hampton Roads, the eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are now allowed to return to their homes.
“The imminent threat of coastal flooding and high winds have passed for our coastal communities,” said Northam in a statement. “We believe it is safe for Virginians to begin returning home.”
“We are shifting our focus to the expected inland flooding and damage to Southwest Virginia as Florence turns north this weekend. We will make determinations in the coming days about the available resources and assistance we can offer to our neighbors in the Carolinas, who are in our thoughts and prayers as they bear the impact of this historic storm.”
The governor also says Southwest Virginia should prepare for Hurricane Florence.
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