ADVISORY FROM THE TOWN OF CAPE CHARLES – Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to pass to the east of the Town in the Atlantic Ocean, but the area may experience winds stronger than normal along with rain Friday night and Saturday.
There are many homes in Cape Charles that have part time residents. With the impending storm and the possibility of strong winds and heavy rains, it would be prudent for each of us to pay attention to your neighbors’ homes as well as your own. Below is a list of items for consideration to avoid damages from the winds that may come with the storm:
SECURE ALL OUTDOOR ITEMS IN CASE OF STRONG WINDS:
• Lawn / yard furniture (tables, chairs, umbrellas, etc.)
• Decorative items
• Boat and utility trailers in the yard or the street
• Trash Receptacles
Please DO NOT put any yard debris, brush or other trash on the street curb. Any debris can pose a safety hazard in strong winds and will clog storm drains if any flooding occurs.
If there is any street flooding, DO NOT drive your vehicle through high water. If you cannot see the pavement, DO NOT go through it as this could cause irreparable damage to your vehicle.
Mayor Proto and the Town staff appreciate everyone’s assistance during this period. For emergencies, please call 911 or 678-0458.
The Northampton County Department of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation with the National Weather Service. Updates will be issued as necessary depending on the updated information. Updates are typically issued via the Northampton County Emergency Alert System.
Please click the following link for information regarding securing boats: https://capecharles.municipalcms.com/docview.aspx?docid=24330