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Mandatory Evacuation Issued For Part of Va.'s Hampton Roads Area

The order came ahead of Hurricane Florence and affects roughly 245,000 people in Hampton Roads. Zone A is one of four hurricane evacuation zones in the state.

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Governor Ralph Northam issued a mandatory evacuation for people living in Zone A of the state hurricane evacuation zones.

Northam made the announcement as part of a news conference Monday afternoon. The evacuation order affects roughly 245,000 people.

There are four hurricane evacuation zones in Virginia. One emergency management official said the state considered Zone B in issuing the evacuation order but had not included that as of Monday afternoon. If Zone B is told to evacuate, an additional 300,000 people would be affected.

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