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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and state officials are changing the state’s approach to hurricane preparedness by focusing on evacuating particular areas that are prone to flooding before calling for a mass evacuation that could include lane reversals on I-64, the governor said Thursday.

During a news conference at Fort Monroe, officials said that new Geographic Information Systems technology and data allow them to map out which specific areas or neighborhoods need to be evacuated to higher ground within the region instead of requiring everyone to leave Hampton Roads.

Source: http://www.dailypress.com/news/weather/stormguide/dp-nws-gov-hurricane-20140904,0,2575612.story

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