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List of local areas that have declared a state of emergency ahead of Dorian

ATLANTIC OCEAN – SEPTEMBER 3: In this NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image, Hurricane Dorian, now a Cat. 2 storm, inches northwest away from the Bahamas on September 3, 2019 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Local areas are preparing for Hurricane Dorian to make its way up the East Coast.

Declaring a state of emergency helps a city to make emergency-related purchases and mobilize resources to assist in response and recovery efforts. Hurricane Dorian’s path looks like it may impact Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina.

Here are the areas that have declared a local state of emergency:


  • The City of Chesapeake
  • The City of Portsmouth
  • The City of Suffolk
  • Accomack County
  • Northampton County

North Carolina

  • Camden County
  • Chowan County
  • Currituck County
  • Dare County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Town of Edenton
  • The Town of Kitty Hawk
  • York County

The Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina State are also under an overall state of emergency.

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