Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response consists of two divisions which are also the central point of contact for Emergency Management and Emergency Communications (911).

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Mar 02

Team Norfolk Nor'easter Update 3-2-18 at 3:30pm

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 3:33 PM by Jim Redick

This is the latest from our friends at the National Weather Service in Wakefield. 

Attached is our latest briefing for the Nor'easter that is currently affecting the area and will have lasting impacts over the weekend. The worst conditions will be found across immediate coastal locations. Wind gusts up to 50-65 mph will continue through early Saturday. It will continue to be windy on Saturday as well, with NW winds gusting to 35 to 45 mph, especially closer to the coast. Minor to moderate tidal flooding is also expected along the lower Bay and Atlantic Ocean, with the highest water levels (1.5-2.5 ft above normal) expected during high tide from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Breaking waves will likely cause significant beach erosion. Erosion and damage to dune structures is possible as well.

There will be an updated briefing issued Saturday morning, or sooner if conditions warrant.

Latest graphics provided for your review.

Hourly Wind Graphic

Tide Chart

Please let us know if there are any issues, requests or concerns.  Unless something significant occurs, next update will be Saturday morning.

Thanks!

Jim

Jim Redick
Director, Norfolk EOC