Hurricane Florence in the direction of east coast
Mandatory evacuations from South Carolina, Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence.
Fake-officials on Tuesday forced residents and businesses to leave evacuation zones in Virginia as Hurricane Florence continued to walk in the direction of the state, the officials said.
The incident prompted Norfolk city officials to send warnings to the public about these non-city affiliated persons dressed in fluorescent vests, Virgina’s WAVY-TV reported. They went from door-to-door in a number of homes.
City spokeswoman Lori Crouch told The Virginia Pilot that the agency received calls from homeowners on the fluorescent vests.
Americans from around the nation offering help to the Carolina
Although Zone A is under mandatory evacuation by the state, the city would never force people to leave the evacuation zones, Crouch said.
“That is absolutely a personal decision,” she said.
“That is absolutely a personal decision.”
– Lori Crouch, a Norfolk city spokeswoman
Companies in the Ocean environment of the city also reported that the people in fluorescent vests told them to quit and leave, Crouch said.
While all Virginians need to prepare for Hurricane Florence, the Governor Northam has ordered the mandatory evacuation of the Coastal Virginians in Zone A (blue), the lowest area of Hampton Roads, the Eastern Coast And the Coast of Virginia. These residents should move to higher ground. pic.twitter.com/uYGIAqGg6a
— VDEM (@VDEM) September 11, 2018
The officials did not know why the people are trying to force residents or businesses to leave.
No other information from the people in fluorescent vests was immediately available, but the city is investigating.
Hurricane Florence late Wednesday has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm.
Florence at night, the winds were up to 110 km / h from a height of 140 km / h. But the authorities are alerted and it is still an extremely dangerous hurricane.
Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.