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Advisory:  County of Northampton ~ Isaias - August 4, 2020 - 11:00

Please report any damage (power lines down, trees in roadway, structure damage) in Northampton County through the following link: NC Damage Assessment.


Advisory: County of Northampton ~ Hurricane Isaias - August 3, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Dear Resident/Visitor,

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Northampton County.  

The current forecast for Tropical Strom Isaias will bring the storm northeast along the coast passing over the Chesapeake Bay and Cape Charles tonight.  The brunt of the storm is expected to arrive in the early morning hours, between 3 am and 10  am Tuesday.  Sustained winds more than 50 mph are possible, with higher gusts around 65.  Storm surges of up to 3 feet should also be expected, particularly on the bayside. 
 
A Local Emergency was delcared today (Monday) at 2 pm.  

  • County offices, transfer center, and convenience centers will be closed Tuesday morning, opening at 1 pm.  
  • Social Servcies (teleworking), Circuit Court, General District Court are closed on Tuesday.

  All residents, guests, and boaters are asked to secure your property and take appropriate precautions.   

Below is a list of items for consideration to avoid damages from the winds that may come with the storm:
 

Secure all Outdoor Items in case of strong winds: 

  • Lawn / yard furniture (tables, chairs, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Grills
  • Decorative items
  • Boat and utility trailers in the yard
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Anything else that can be blown around in the high winds potentially causing damage to personal property 

If there is any street flooding, DO NOT drive your vehicle through high water.  If you cannot see the pavement, DO NOT go through it as this could cause irreparable damage to your vehicle. 
 
The County appreciates everyone’s assistance during this period.  For emergencies, please call 911 or 678-0458.

 If you haven't already signed up for the County’s Alert System, we urge you to do so.  There are several ways for you to register:

  1. Text “NORTHAMPTON” to 888777 from your mobile phone.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation text to your mobile device. 
  2. Go to www.northampton-EMS-org and sign up via Citizen Alert Button which is located on right side of our Emergency Services home page.
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