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Job Opportunities:Northampton County is currently recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions of EMS Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred).Shifts are 24 hours on with 72 off. Shift...
Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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2021 Spring EMT Class Starts Soon ~ Students Needed ~Northampton County Department of EMS will be hosting a “mostly” virtual EMT class that runs from Saturday February 27, 2021 to Saturday...
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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CDC Guidance:What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
Friday, February 28th, 2020
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CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other loc...
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Know Your ZONE
Friday, June 1st, 2018

Tiered zone evacuation plan:

  • Newly-announced tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia are designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of major hurricanes or other disasters.
  • The tiered evacuation zones were developed in close cooperation with local emergency managers throughout Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck, the Middle Peninsula, and the Eastern Shore, and are based on the most up-to-date engineering data for the region.
  • The zones are designated A through D and will provide residents with a better understanding of when to listen for direction on whether they should evacuate in an emergency, or shelter at home, based on their street address.
  • The storm surge projections reflected in the new evacuation zones are based upon the most recent mathematical calculations, taking into consideration the affects of topography on the rising storm tide. The new evacuation zones are displayed at knowyourzoneva.org on a highly detailed data-driven map that identifies properties vulnerable to flooding. The new map takes into account historic storm surge measurements, combined with projected effects of storms of different intensity, path, speed, tides, and other meteorological factors.
  • Avoiding unnecessary evacuation travel will reduce traffic congestion, promote highway safety, and lessen overcrowding at storm shelters.
  • By providing more precise guidance and reducing unnecessary evacuation travel, the new zones enhance the current evacuation routes already designated in coastal Virginia. The new zones provide more detailed information about those who may be impacted by particular storms.
  • The new evacuation zones and the Know Your Zone campaign will be additional tools for public safety agencies to communicate with the public and to provide instructions to those most at risk.
  • When a serious storm is expected to impact Virginia’s coastal area, state and local emergency response agencies will work with local news media outlets that will broadcast and publish evacuation directives to the public.
  • Interstate 64 lane reversal is still a part of the region’s overall evacuation tool box, but it is not the primary tool in evacuation due to challenges with its implementation and its limited impact in reducing the time it takes to evacuate those most at risk during hurricanes and other disasters.
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Job Opportunities:Northampton County is currently recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions of EMS Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred).Shifts are 24 hours on with 72 off. Shifts start at 6 am.
Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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2021 Spring EMT Class Starts Soon ~ Students Needed ~Northampton County Department of EMS will be hosting a “mostly” virtual EMT class that runs from Saturday February 27, 2021 to Saturday June 19, 2021.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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CDC Guidance:What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
Friday, February 28th, 2020
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CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other locations internationally, including the United States.
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high ri...
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Bankrate.com offers the following information:Buying a home in a Hurricane Zone: How to Assess Your Riskhttps://www.bankrate.com/real-estate/buying-a-home-in-a-hurricane-zone-how-to-assess-your-risk/
Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Tiered zone evacuation plan:Newly-announced tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia are designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of major hurricanes or other disasters.The tiered evacuation zones were developed in close cooper...
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Citizens will begin to receive via mail a Z-Card with important Emergency Preparedness information.It will be packaged in a plain white cardboard folder, addressed to Postal Customer of each respective town and have a return address of Northampton County Dept of Emergency Management.Please open and ...
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables the County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing...
Friday, June 13th, 2014
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VDEM and National Hurricane Center Provide Storm Surge Videos During a hurricane or other tropical storm system, the greatest threat to life is actually from the water, not from the wind. Short, informative videos on storm surge – what it is and what it can do – are available from the ...
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Tips for Building a Budget-Friendly Preparedness Kit BY: Charisma Williams | September 26, 2012 In the July/August issue of Emergency Management, Jim McKay's article Who's Prepared? Not Many highlighted some of the many reasons that members of the community at large, and even the emergency mana...
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BY: Paul Purcell | September 7, 2012 Hurricane Katrina and other disasters have given us a series of emergency preparedness wake-up calls. Do we pay attention now or continue to hit the snooze button? Let’s look at the most important part of a comprehensive emergency readiness plan: the pre...
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