Chincoteague Island Open Following Hurricane Irene

— August 28, 2011, 9:41 am

PUBLIC NOTICE – UPDATE (8/28/11 at 7am) The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team has lifted the evacuation order for Chincoteague Island. The causeway is now open and all residents and visitors may return to the island at this time. Everyone should proceed with caution as there may be downed trees or power lines. Please [...]

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Chincoteague Island Evacuation

Tags: , , — August 26, 2011, 7:19 pm

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Chincoteague Island. The National Hurricane Center’s current forecast has Hurricane Irene very close to Chincoteague late Saturday night and early Sunday morning with hurricane force winds, heavy rain, and tidal flooding arriving by mid-day Saturday. Currently, all non-residents should be evacuated. Phase III of the Town’s Evacuation Plan [...]

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2011 Chincoteague Pony Round Up

Tags: , , , — July 25, 2011, 5:45 pm

One of the most popular events associated with the Chincoteague Pony Penning is the annual roundup on Assateague Island. On the weekend prior the Pony Swim, “Saltwater Cowboys” begin rounding up about 150 wild ponies that live on the island. Ponies from the southern end of Assateague Island are rounded up and herded directly into [...]

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Coast Guard Station Chincoteague Open House

— July 23, 2011, 2:35 pm

The crew of Coast Guard Station Chincoteague is scheduled to hold an open house for the media and the general public, Tuesday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crews will give lectures and information regarding water safety, survival and safety gear requirements for vessels. There will also be interactive displays regarding maritime electrical [...]

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2011 Chincoteague Pony Collectibles

Tags: , , — July 15, 2011, 10:28 am

In celebration of the 2011 Chincoteague Island Pony Penning, Swim and Auction, North_America online store is featuring a new line of artwork. Chincoteague pony logos are available on t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, stickers, buttons, postcards, notecards, coffee mugs, and other products. The Chincoteague Island Pony Swim is held annually on the last Wednesday of July, [...]

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