Hurricane Florence Information

WV NEWS (updates)
9/18/18 - The WV State Emergency Operations Center has returned to Normal Operations.
9/18/18 - Flood Warning - Jefferson County Issued: September 18 at 9:51AM EDT; Expiring: September 20 at 11:00AM EDT. The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Virginia & West Virginia - Shenandoah River at Millville affecting Clarke...Jefferson and Warren Countie
There are NO ACTIVE disaster volunteer opportunities in West Virginia related to Hurricane Florence. However, we encourage people interested in volunteering in the impacted areas to register with a known disaster relief organization:
FLOOD Prep Reminders
  • Follow weather updates on local radio, TV, news stations or websites.
  • Listen to local radio, TV, NOAA weather radio, EAS or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately or if services are cut off. See Basic Emergency Kit List
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Go to the safe location that you have identified – as long as it is in an accessible location that is NOT impacted by the flood.  
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown.® Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.
  • If trapped in a building, go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic/space. You may become trapped. Go on the roof only if necessary. Signal for help.
  • For more prep tips see FEMA’s FLOOD Safety Fact Sheet, or visit\floods, #HurricaneFlorence
For up to date weather pattern for Hurricane Florence, go to  or the Weather Channel.
Last Updated 9/18/18