Essex County Virginia

**Emergency Information UPDATES**

Hurricane Joaquin Update - October 1st, 18:00 hours 
The 5 PM update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has once again shifted the forecast track further east, which greatly benefits our region. However, there is still some wide variation in the models and the storm could shift back west with future model runs. Additionally, this is a very large system (currently a Cat. 4) and regardless of how far east the storm tracks, we will still feel some impacts. The impacts will become better defined overnight tonight and Friday. Your preparations should continue at home. With the saturated ground, sustained winds of 30+ mph will have the same chance of uprooting trees as winds of 80+ mph with dry ground. Currently, we can expect power outages throughout the region from falling trees and tree limbs, water intrusion in to electrical systems, and motor vehicle collisions. Flooding will be the other major concern for the region. Please continue to monitor the weather services for the latest developments.
Posted by dbasye On 02 October, 2015 at 12:56 AM  

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