WVEMD Prepares for Hurricane Delta


October 9, 2020


W.Va. Emergency Management prepares for Hurricane Delta


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia may experience severe weather over the coming weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Delta sweep across the state.

Working with its partners at the National Weather Service in Charleston, the W. Va. Division of Emergency Management began preparing to respond to this severe weather threat during this past week.


As the storm’s path became more certain, WVEMD began receiving daily briefings from NWS Charleston to monitor the storm’s strength and ensure the public has advanced warning of any threat the storm may pose to the state.


The State Emergency Operations Center remains on Enhanced Watch due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the W.Va. National Guard and other state agencies, county emergency management offices, and such groups as Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters and the Red Cross are on stand-by should the SEOC be ordered to Full Activation due to this storm.


“Because of the possibility of severe weather in West Virginia due to Hurricane Delta, our partner agencies and county emergency managers are on stand-by to respond if needed,” said acting WVEMD Director Thom Kirk. “At all times, WVEMD remains ready to provide all possible resources to protect the lives and property of all our citizens. In addition to our Enhanced Watch due to COVID-19, we continue our mission by coordinating the state’s response efforts to severe weather or any other threat.”


For updates on Hurricane Delta’s expected impacts on West Virginia, please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WVEMD or follow us on Twitter @WVEMD.


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Contact Information

Lora Lipscomb, Public Information Officer, West Virginia Emergency Management Division