Northam declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias, expected to hit coast Monday

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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 7:50 PM EDT
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(WDBJ) - Governor Ralph Northam has issued a state of emergency for the Commonwealth as the track of Hurricane Isaias is expected to hit parts of Coastal Virginia Monday.

According to the Office of the Governor, the Virginia Emergency Support Team is monitoring its course and coordinating resources. The Virginia Emergency Operations Center will work with local, state and federal officials to ensure preparedness.

“This state of emergency will ensure localities and communities have the assistance they need to protect the safety of Virginians, particularly as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. I encourage Virginians to take all necessary precautions, monitor local weather forecasts, and stay alert,” Northam stated.

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