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Posted at 5:42 AM ET, 09/ 1/2010

Hurricane watch issued for Va.'s beaches

By Debbi Wilgoren

The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and North Hampton, as Hurricane Earl continues to move north from the Caribbean along the East Coast.

Visitors to the North Carolina island of Ocracoke were ordered to evacuate starting at 5 a.m., the Associated Press reported. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, which forecasters said could still create significant disruptions in coastal areas heading into the holiday weekend.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) plans to declare an emergency on Wednesday, a preliminary step needed to muster emergency personnel should Earl hit the state, the Associated Press reported.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | September 1, 2010; 5:42 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia, Weather  
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anyone have any idea how it will affect the Chesapeake?

Posted by: charlietuna666 | September 1, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

O.C.'s watching this one like a hawk.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | September 1, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Feeling for folks back home...

Va Beach suffers more from beach and waterfront damage. Chesapeake is land locked but close enough to the water via Va Beach. It has more land mass, it takes more land damage from floods, trees and flying debris.

Posted by: wm_oliver | September 1, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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