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Evacuations ordered for parts of Virginia Beach ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Evacuations ordered for parts of Virginia Beach ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 17:28:48-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach ahead of Hurricane Dorian, WTKR reported.

During a press conference held by the City of Virginia Beach, a spokesperson said the evacuation would be effective as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Voluntary evacuations for Zone A in the rest of the city were also issued, with an emphasis on low-lying areas.

Those Zone A areas include:

  • Pasquotank County – areas south of the Elizabeth City Regional Airport.
  • Camden County – Shiloh area and south.
  • Elizabeth City – Oxford Heights community.

Two shelters will open, one at the former Old Donation school and one at Kellam High School, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Residents are advised to bring their own supplies, and pets will be accepted.

Housing resource centers are available for the homeless.

This is a developing story.