City opens shelter for residents and pets

The City has opened a shelter if residents need a safe place to ride out the storm – Norview High School – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd.

Residents who need transportation to the shelter should call (757) 441-5610.

Residents are asked to bring personal items, sleeping bags, blankets and snacks. Pets are welcome. Owners must bring pet carriers and food for your pet. Owners must remain on-site with their pet at all times.

Citizens are asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Heavy rains are flooding streets around the City. The same floodwaters may delay firefighters response to stranded drivers.

In addition to the York Street Parking Garage, the City has opened Freemason Street Garage, 161 West Freemason Street and Bank Street Garage, 441 Bank Street for free, dry parking. Residents must move their vehicles by noon on Monday, October 10th.

Important phone numbers:
To report downed trees, call Norfolk non-emergency number (757) 441-5610
For power outages and downed power lines, call Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357
For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1
For storm-related updates, go to http://www.norfolk.gov or follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or Twitter @NorfolkVA

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