Disaster Information

When disaster strikes, you may need to locate official information from more than just your city or county of residence. Ready Hampton Roads pulls information from all over Hampton Roads so that you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Please note that this page is only updated during events and during recovery from disaster events

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Storm Surge

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Storm surge is rise of water generated by a hurricane over the astronomical tide and along the coast its the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. The animation below provides a visual demonstration. Risk of storm surge varies by location and storm intensity. To determine your risk, view the storm surge maps for your community by clicking here.
This website was developed under a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate (FEMA/GDP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of FEMA/GPD or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sustainment funding is provided by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC).
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