Officials Say Hurricane Earl Might Be A Close Call
State Emergency officials say Hurricane Earl might be a close call, and Virginians need to be ready. Charles Fishburne reports.
Officials say we learned our lesson with Hurricane Isabell in 2003, and we don’t ever again want to be caught unprepared.
Spieldenner: Right now what we're telling people to do is just pay attention.
Bob Spieldenner, Virginia Department of Emergency Management says Earl’s current track will miss Virginia, but that could change.
Spieldenner: At the state level, we're going through our plans. We've been looking at the storm, talking with the National Weather Service, talking with the local governments in the Hampton Roads area, just making sure everybody knows what the storm is forecasted to do and what might happen if it changes.
If it does change, anywhere from 200 thousand to 900 thousand people would have to evacuate the Hampton Roads area, depending on the strength of the storm, and he says now is the time to check out the routes at vaemergency.com