Gov. Youngkin declares a state of emergency ahead of Ian

Governor Youngkin has declared a state emergency by email in advance of Hurricane Ian which has re-intensified and is approaching the Carolinas.

The storm is still expected to bring steady and in some cases heavy rains to parts of Virginia according to the National Weather Service.

The Governor encourages all Virginians and visitors to make a plan, have supplies on hand and follow sources for up to the minute information on Ian’s impact.

A state of emergency declaration allows the state to mobilize resources and equipment needed for response and recovery efforts.

Virginians are advised to prepare for the potential of heavy rainfall, flooding, wind damage and possibly even tornadoes.

Virginia’s emergency support team is constantly monitoring the situation and coordinating resources with local, state and federal officials.

Kemp Miller’s weather forecast will provide up to the minute weather information as the storm progresses stay tuned to the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450 to stay informed.

More information on preparation is available at VAemergency.gov/hurricanes and ready.gov/hurricanes.

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