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Page last updated 9/17/18, 10:05 a.m.


About this Page

This page is a resource for Montgomery County, Virginia, residents as they prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting the area with wind damage, power outages, and flooding.

Should Hurricane Florence impact the area, the contents of this page will be changed and updated as the situation warrants and as more information is available. (While we do not expect this to occur, should this page become unavailable, every attempt will be made to provide duplicate information at Please save the URL for future reference.) 

In addition to this page, we will post information via Citizens Alert (sign up), Shentel and Comcast channel 190, Facebook, and Twitter.

State of Emergency Declared, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.

Montgomery County has declared a local state of a emergency in preparation for anticipated overnight flooding throughout the area. This means the County can now request additional state and federal resources, such as equipment and personnel, if they are deemed necessary.


Road Conditions

Looking for the latest road conditions? Check out VDOT's 511 page. Using this link, you'll be shown a table of various road conditions. In the "All Jurisdictions" dropdown menu, select Montgomery County to see road conditions in the county. Other resources about roads are listed further down the page.


Links to Additional Resources








County Services


With heavy rain and flooding potential predicted due to Hurricane Florence, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will not charge fines on overdue material for Sat., Sept. 15 through Mon., Sept. 17. We expect the libraries to operate on our regular schedule throughout the rain event. Some scheduled programming may be postponed or cancelled; call your branch to verify if a program will be held. If conditions require closing, look for an announcement at


Preparing for Hurricane Florence

Create a basic emergency supply kit

(Download a printable guide from FEMA and

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

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Preparedness for Seniors

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Pet Emergency Supplies Kit

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