King William, King and Queen and New Kent counties and town of West Point officials declared local state of emergency on Monday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast.
Florence will bring heavy rain, scattered thunderstorms and strong winds to the Tidewater area throughout the week and weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The area is expected to get between 1-3 feet of potential storm surge flooding above ground level.
The storm was upgraded to a Category Four storm around noon Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Police, emergency services and school divisions are working together to keep their communities safe as the storm...