• Va. to move up hurricane evacuation timeline

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia will move up its decision-making process for a mandatory hurricane evacuation by up to 12 hours. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the change during a news conference in Hampton on Thursday. The expedited timeline is part of an expansive review of the state’s hurricane preparedness plan. Over…

  • Vulnerable beach towns can see future before storms hit

    Vulnerable local beach destinations have a new tool to protect lives and property when extreme storms hit.

  • Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur

    EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state’s coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage. Arthur was downgraded to a tropical storm early…

  • Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday next week

    From May 25-31, certain emergency supplies that cost less than $60 — including batteries, flash lights, rope, duct tape, bottled water and cell phone chargers — are exempt from sales tax at all Virginia retailers.

  • Hurricane season likely to be active

    Hold on to your hat! Hurricane season is here. So what can you expect this year?

  • No Va. taxes on hurricane supplies this week

    Virginia\’s tax-free holiday runs through May 31, making it the perfect time to stock up on emergency supplies before
    season officially starts on June 1.

  • Hurricane season brings flood insurance reminder

    Rain water coming into homes from a flood is not
    covered by a standard homeowner\’s insurance