Flood Warning, Wind Warning, and High Surf Advisory

Northampton County Emergency Management Coordinator

October 28, 2012

Due to the approach of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Sandy, the Northampton County Director of Emergency Services declared a local emergency.

Emergency Management officials are advising all residents to prepare for high winds (50-60 mph) and extended high level tidal flooding as this storm approaches the Eastern Shore.

The County’s Emergency Operations Center has opened effective 12 noon Sunday. A Mandatory Evacuation Notice has been issued for all low-lying and flood-zone areas of the County effective 12 noon today.

An Emergency Evacuation Shelter is open at the Northampton High School in Eastville. If you are planning on evacuating to the Emergency Shelter, please bring a three-day supply of sleeping linens, food, and medications. Pets will not be allowed in the Shelter. [Read more…]

Cape Charles Orders Mandatory Evacuation Below Pine St.


October 28, 2012

As of 12 noon Sunday, a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for the low lying areas of the Town of Cape Charles.

These areas include all streets and avenues west of Pine Street.

Northampton County will open the shelter at Northampton High School at 2 p.m.

Address concerns or questions to the Emergency Operations Center,  757-678-0448.

Charles F. Brown
Chief of Police

Prepare Your Golf Cart for the December 1 Grand Illumination Parade

Got a golf cart? Light it up!

Join the parade for the Grand Illumination — December 1 at  6 p.m. in the old school parking lot.

For information on obtaining lighting, contact Sandy Mayer at 757-331-2087 or [email protected].