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Posted on: August 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Prepares for Impact from Tropical Storm Isaias

NORFOLK, VA – City crews are preparing for the storm and cleaning storm drains and ditches to ease potential flooding. In addition, extra crews are on standby to respond to downed trees due to the wind. Please ensure curbs, gutters and ditches on your property are clear of debris. Secure any loose items in your yard to prevent damage during the storm. 

If you have trash or recycling scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, it will be collected as usual. Please ensure that all items are bagged before placed in waste bins. Bulk waste scheduled for Tuesday will be picked up on Saturday, August 8.

The City will open city garages so that residents can move their vehicles to higher ground. The following garages will be open beginning Monday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. Residents are prohibited from parking in reserved spaces. Vehicles must be removed by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5.

  • York Street Garage, 215 West York Street
  • Bank Street Garage, 420 Monticello Avenue
  • St. Paul’s Lot, 521 Wood Street

All Old Dominion University parking garages will open Monday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. for Norfolk residents. Do not move or cross barricades. Vehicles must be removed by 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 5. At that time parking permit and meter payment requirements in campus parking facilities will resume as normal.

In anticipation of inclement weather, Lime scooters will be temporarily out of service on Tuesday, August 4.

Based on the predicted timing of the storm, the City of Norfolk plans to declare a local emergency at midnight tonight.

For Norfolk storm-related updates and information, go to or sign up for Norfolk Alerts at  You can also follow us on Facebook at or Twitter at @NorfolkVA.

Important contact information:

For storm-related inquiries or to report downed trees or other storm-related damage, including downed power lines or flooded and impassable streets, use the MyNorfolk app, MyNorfolk online portal or call the Norfolk Cares Center at (757) 664-6510.

Report power outages to Dominion Virginia Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

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