An evacuation notice is an order issued by Northampton County advising everyone in a particular area to evacuate their homes. Possible events that would necessitate an evacuation notice include flooding, high winds, storm surge, and/or hazmat incidents.
There are several possible levels of evacuation:
Partial Evacuation (may include some or all of the following):
Prior to any evacuation, date & time evacuation notices for all affected areas will be announced over local radio stations. If local emergency shelters will be opening, that information will be announced via radio also. Though citizens will be given as much advance notice as possible, everyone should already have evacuation & sheltering plans in place prior to any evacuation notices.
These maps show projected hurricane storm surge flooding along coastal areas.
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