Essex County Virginia

**Emergency Information UPDATES**

End-of-Day Brief Essex Emergency Services - Day 1 - October 1st 
According to latest National Weather Service (NWS) forecast, Joaquin has started to move in a northeast direction, more off-shore. As the storm passes Virginia it will be far enough away from our coastline to not cause major damage. Keeping in mind Joaquin has become a very large storm and has become very unpredictable; the forecast can change at any time. For now the NWS forecast is saying the storm will be mainly a water-related event for our region.

Over the next 24 hours, Essex County will be experiencing 3-5 inches of rain, heavy at times, with minor to moderate flooding, and steady winds at 30-35 mph. Starting Friday morning through Saturday night we are expected to get an additional 3-6 inches of rain (worse case 7-10 inches of rain), heavy at times, with minor to moderate flooding, and steady winds at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. The tides will remain high for the next 3 or 4 days and there may be an increase in the tide level before they start to recede. Sunday and Monday forecast; more rain and wind.

I will provide updated weather information as I receive it. The next Emergency Services briefing will be a regional update with Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. This is for essential personnel only, but I wanted to inform you as to when I will receive the next official briefing.

James W. Brann
Chief
Essex Co. Emergency Services
Posted by dbasye On 02 October, 2015 at 1:11 AM  

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