Power Restoration Estimate

October 9, 2016

This is the estimated time for restoration of power for Riverfront, Algonquin, Wexford Terrace, Colony Point, Virginia Gardens and parts of Meadowbrook
Customers Out:
2,012
Estimated Time of Restoration:
Tomorrow at 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Outage Cause:
Storm
Crew Status:
Dispatched
Work Request #:
31359567


Storm Update 10/09/16 1:49 p.m.

October 9, 2016

Work is underway to clear city streets of storm debris and abandoned vehicles. Citizens should contact City of Norfolk Division of Towing and Recovery 1188 Lance Road (757) 441-1062 for information on their vehicle.

Brambleton Ave and Virginia Beach Blvd. underpasses are flooded. Traffic lights are out around the city. Drivers should use caution and treat intersections without working traffic signals as a 4-way stop.

Important phone numbers:
Good afternoon all.
You will find the latest storm updates.
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

Norfolk Fire-Rescue stresses citizens using chainsaws should wear proper eye protection, use a sharp blade and be aware of surroundings. Do not cut into trees with downed lines


City Manager Declares State of Emergency; Citizens Asked to Stay Off Roads

October 9, 2016

Contact Lori Crouch

Telephone 757-664-4067

Phone 757-646-5381
Email lori.crouch@norfolk.gov

Website http://www.norfolk.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2016

City Manager Declares State of Emergency; Citizens Asked to Stay Off Roads

NORFOLK, VA – City Manager Marcus D. Jones has declared a local state of emergency. The declaration allows the City to ask for state and federal resources and seek state and federal reimbursement if the cost of the storm reaches a certain threshold.

The City has opened a shelter if residents need a safe place to ride out the storm – Norview High School – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd. Entrance is on the left side of the building.

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

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

Citizens are asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. A majority of the 9-1-1 calls are from citizens stranded in flooded vehicles. Norfolk will experience flooding during the next several high tide cycles. Storm-related debris is also clogging streets. The same floodwaters may delay firefighters response to stranded drivers. Residents are also reporting additional property damage due to the wake caused by drivers plowing through flooded streets.

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. Do not keep valuables in vehicles. Residents must move their vehicles by noon on Monday, October 10th.

Slover Library and Pretlow Library are closed Sunday.

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 at http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or Twitter @NorfolkVA


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