The following is the latest from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, as of 2 p.m. Friday, on Hurricane Hermine:
Summary of Current Conditions:
The National Weather Service is tracking the remnants of Hurricane Hermine. The size of the storm is about 300 miles across, with storm bands reaching 210 miles.
Hermine is expected to continue up the East Coast and impact Virginia with strong surf and wave heights that could reach 6 to 8 feet in the Chesapeake Bay, causing life-threatening beach conditions and significant beach erosion. Maximum wind speeds are forecast to reach up 50 mph as Hermine passes overland and reach into the southeastern part of Virginia. Storm surge could reach 2 to 4 feet.
Virginia emergency leaders are monitoring the storm for its potential to reconstitute as a nor’easter with heavy rainfall, life-threatening storm surge and severe flooding.
Rainfall is anticipated to begin Friday evening and go into Saturday with potential rain totals betw...
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