NORFOLK, VA – City Manager Larry “Chip” Filer, Ph.D., declares a local state of emergency for the City of Norfolk ahead of anticipated historic-level flooding. This 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.
All City of Norfolk offices, recreation centers and libraries, including Slover Library, are closed on Monday, October 3. This includes the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center.
Parking is available downtown. The York Street, Bank Street and Charlotte Street Garages along with the Brambleton Lot are open to residents beginning Sunday, October 2, at 5:30 p.m. and will remain open until Wednesday, October 4, at 8 a.m.
Additionally, Old Dominion University’s Constant Center 43rd Street parking garage is available to Norfolk residents Sunday, October 2, through Wednesday, October 4, at 8 a.m. Vehicles in the garage after 8 a.m. on October 4 without a valid ODU parking registration will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
Residents should not drive on flooded streets. Use the Waze app to get real-time flooding updates thanks to the City’s partnership with RISE and climate tech FloodMapp. The app provides pop-up icons and audio alerts to warn of flooded streets along a route.
Waste Management will collect yard waste from Tropical Storm Ian and this latest storm on normal collection days. Residents should not place yard waste at the curb until their scheduled collection day. Yard waste does not need to be scheduled when it falls under the following guidelines:
- Yard waste must be in clear plastic bags or properly cut, tied, and bundled (4 feet in length).
- Up to 20 clear bags, weighing no more than 45 pounds or 20 bundles of yard waste (not to exceed 3 cubic feet) is accepted per collection.
- Yard waste limbs and branches must be 6 inches in diameter or less for collection and tied into bundles that are no longer than four feet long and no larger than 18 inches in diameter.
- Yard waste must not be contaminated with other debris.
If yard waste exceeds the specified amounts or if residents need to report a fallen City tree, contact Norfolk Cares through the MyNorfolk app, online portal (MyNorfolk.org) or call (757) 664-6510.
If a tree limb has fallen on a power line or to report a power outage, contact Dominion Energy at 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357) or online at www.dom.com.
Residents can find more information and additional updates at www.norfolk.gov, the City’s social media platforms or by signing up for Norfolk Alert at www.norfolk.gov/alert.