NOAA Weather Radio

A NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio (NWR) can be purchased with a battery backup and warning alarm tone. This can be used to listen for flood watches and warnings. See the NOAA website for more information. NWR is available for the hearing impaired that incorporates a flashing light to help alert residents.

Evacuation Notification

Should an evacuation become necessary, appropriate information and instructions will be provided to the local media outlets detailed under the Flood Warning Procedure. 

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and / or the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department may use public address systems on emergency apparatus to ensure residents in the threatened areas receive the appropriate information regarding the protective action recommendation. 

In a major disaster, public schools may be designated as primary Evacuation Assembly Centers / Shelters.

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