FEMA

New evacuation plan in works for Hampton Roads

New evacuation plan in works for Hampton Roads

Virginia will have a new plan for evacuating Hampton Roads if a hurricane or other disaster hits, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said, after speaking to a statewide emergency management symposium.

The current plan calls for reversing lanes on Interstate 64 and using the entire highway. The new plan will be published later this spring and is to take effect in June, he said.

It will be a regional plan, requiring coordination among Hampton Roads cities, which have had separate evacuation plans to comply with federal directives after Hurricane Katrina.

McAuliffe offered few details, except to say it would not rely on lane reversals on the interstate.

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