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Hurricane Dorian expected to impact area Thursday, Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the entire area, as a powerful Hurricane Dorian is expected to make its way up the coast, impacting our area beginning tonight and continuing through the day on Friday. Emergency officials in both counties are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best for the Middle Peninsula.

Brett Major, emergency management coordinator for Gloucester County said, “Hurricane Dorian is a dangerous storm,” adding that risks to this area include possible major storm tides and surge, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds and strong gusts that could result in downed trees and power outages. 

Gloucester County administrator Brent Fedors told the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during its meeting Tuesday night that, “The county is ready. We are confident of that.”

“We are going to prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” board chairman Ashley Chriscoe added.

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