Norfolk prepares for impact from Hurricane Dorian

NORFOLK, VA – City of Norfolk crews have been preparing for the storm and have been 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. Be sure to secure any loose items in your yard to prevent damage during the storm.

Trash, recycling and bulk waste collection will continue as scheduled for Thursday, September 5. On Friday, September 6, trash, recycling and bulk waste collections will be suspended due to high winds and flooding risks. Friday’s routes and bulk waste will be collected on Saturday, September 7. Crews will remove all beach waste cans by 3:00 p.m. today, September 4 and will replace them on Saturday, September 7. This schedule is subject to change, depending on Dorian’s speed and path.

The City will open city garages so that residents can move their vehicles to higher ground. The following garages will be open beginning Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. Residents are not to park in reserved spaces and must remove their vehicles by noon on Saturday, September 7.

    • York Street Garage, 215 West York Street
    • Fountain Park Garage, 130 Bank Street
    • Main Street Garage, 230 East Main Street
    • Freemason Street Garage, 161 West Freemason Street
    • West Plume Street Garage, 135 West Plume Street
    • Town Point Garage, 110 West Main Street

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, all Old Dominion University parking garages will open to Norfolk residents. Please do not move or cross barricades. The parking garages will close to Norfolk residents at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 9. At that time parking permit and meter payment requirements in campus parking facilities will resume as normal.

In anticipation of inclement weather, Pace bikes and Lime scooters will be temporarily out of service and removed Thursday evening.

Low lying areas and those prone to flooding are expected to see significant impact during Friday’s high tide. Residents and businesses in those areas are encouraged to take extra precautions.

For Norfolk storm-related updates and information, go to www.norfolk.gov or sign up for Norfolk Alerts at www.norfolk.gov/alert.  You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA 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, 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.