Hampton VA Medical Center
Hurricane Irene Weather Update
Hampton is currently experiencing tropical force wind gusts, and is expecting sustained tropical force winds starting today at 1 p.m. to continue until 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tropical force wind gusts are expected to continue until 3 p.m. on Sunday. The National Weather Service is no longer predicting sustained hurricane force winds for the city, and is predicting storm surge comparable to that of Hurricane Isabel. Hampton is also currently under a tornado watch.
The City is still under a mandatory evacuation notice for low-lying areas. Those who live in mobile homes in Hampton need to evacuate no matter where they live.
The City of Hampton has opened a second shelter at Phenix School, 1061 Big Bethel Road. The Bethel High and Phenix shelters are currently housing a total of 267 people, and both still have space available.
The following roads in Hampton have been reported as impassable due to heavy rainfall: Aberdeen Road extending into Newport News and Rogers Ave/5th Street. People are urged to stay off the roads during the storm and to not drive through standing water.
Veterans can get Hampton-specific information by visiting www.facebook.com/hamptonvamc or calling (800) 507- 4571.