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Stay Informed During the Storm
Keeping our Citizens Informed During Emergencies
The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response ensures that citizens and employees are provided with awareness and emergency preparedness information in an effort to minimize the potential for loss of life and property.

During a large-scale emergency, the Emergency Operations Center activates communications channels which keep residents, workers and businesses posted about the emergency and any action that should be taken to minimize the impact of the storm or other emergency.

These information channels include, but are not limited to:

  Other Media Sources
  • Emergency Announcement System Radio Stations
  • Norfolk State University - WNSB FM 91.1
  • Weather Channel (Channel 24 on Cox Cable and most satellite providers)

When the Power Goes Out
There are multiple ways of staying informed, even when the power goes out:
  • Before the storm, stay informed by signing up for Nixle, the city's emergency text/email notification system.
  • Using your smartphone, you can follow the City of Norfolk's Division of Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook for updated emergency information.
  • Use a battery-powered or hand-crank radio to listen to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
    • The Norfolk area EAS radio stations are WTAR 850 AM, WFOG 1050 AM, and WNIS 790 AM, WGH 1013 AM.
    • The Norfolk area EAS TV stations are WTKR Channel 3, WVEC Channel 13, and WHRO Channel 15.
  • Listen to official messages from a NOAA Weather Alert Radio
    • They are available for purchase at most electronics retailers to get official messages from the National Weather Service.