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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Oct 03

Coastal Storm Update - 10-3-2022 at 8 am

Posted on October 3, 2022 at 8:57 AM by Daniel Hudson

Good morning, everyone. 

We’ve made it through the night with not much to report.  Only a couple of instances of flooded roads and only 10 Dominion Energy customers without power.  We’re also past the morning’s high tide which crested around 4 am at 4.88’ (Minor level).

Today we still have high winds and a substantial-high tide ahead of us.  The 50mph gusts remain to be seen; however, the confidence is still very high for significant flooding.  This afternoon’s high tide is still expected to reach Major flood levels.  The tidal forecast has dropped slightly to 6.6’.  If the forecast holds true, it will still be a Top 10 flood incident for Norfolk.

At this point, the plan remains to direct folks to Norfolk.gov for official Norfolk-specific information and to report any damages through the MyNorfolk Citizen’s Portal (iPhone app or website at https://www.mynorfolk.org/#/homepage).  We’d also like to welcome our friends from the Virginia Army National Guard who will be reporting to Norfolk Fire-Rescue later this morning with their high-water resources!

Please continue to send reports, requests, AND PICTURES to EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov.  Pictures of any flooding, damages, and staff responding to the storm are requested! 

Thank you!

Jim Redick

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response