Poquoson and Seaford are preparing for Florence

Residents living in Virginia's Evacuation Zone A are under mandatory evacuation orders.

POQUOSON, Va. (WVEC) — The peninsula is bracing for whatever Hurricane Florence may bring to our area.

Much of Poquoson and Seaford are both in Virginia's Evacuation Zone A. People in Poquoson are already dealing with flooded streets.

Karen Taylor has lived in Poquoson for about 30 years. She lived through Hurricane Isabel, but she's not sure what to expect with Florence.

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“My biggest worry losing the electricity,” Taylor said. “If we get a foot more than Isabel we will have water in the house.”

People in Poquoson said if you live in Poquoson you're used to flooded streets a couple times a year. Some people like Tyalor said they're going to stick it out.

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

Much of Poquoson is part of Zone A. Taylor said several of her neighbors already packed up and left. Over in York County, Seaford is also in Zone A. Signs are already up.

Mike Jenkins said his family is going to ride it out.

“It floods all the time,” Jenkins said. “During Isabel people were stealing stuff, so this is home and if I can be here to stop something from happening I will.”

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