— 4:30pm Effective immediately, the mandatory evacuation order for Sandbridge has been lifted. Residents and visitors are encouraged to use caution as they return to the area. Sandbridge Rd. is open.
— 2:30pm update:
Dominion Energy’s outage map shows more than 44,000 outages are being reported in southeastern Virginia. The areas with the most outages currently:
Virginia Beach: Around 29,000
Chesapeake: Over 8,000
Hampton: Over 2,000
Portsmouth: Over 1,500
Suffolk: Over 1,200
Norfolk: Over 900
Dominion’s outage map shows more than 43,000 customers without power across the state — several thousand of which have been reported in counties within the viewing area.
Camden County: Over 2,700
Currituck County: Over 14,000
Gates County: Over 1,700
Pasquotank County: Around 1,900
— If you are using a generator, do not use it in your house or in a garage. Keep it outside and away from windows and doors to prevent carbon monoxide entering the home.
— Cox will offer free charging and WIFI to customers in wake of Hurricane Dorian. Get more info
— From the City of Virginia Beach: ALL public beaches are CLOSED. There is no swimming or wading (or driving) until further notice.
— The Midtown Tunnel eastbound will be temporarily closed on Friday, September 6, starting at 11 a.m. due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Alternate routes include: Downtown Tunnel, High Rise Bridge, or Jordan Bridge VA. Updates will be posted on Twitter
— BREAKING: 9:30am Hurricane Dorian has made landfall over Cape Hatteras as a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph
— Flash Flood Warning Issued including Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk VA, Chesapeake VA until 3:30 PM EDT
— 7:45am. The CBBT is currently operating with Level 4 wind restrictions. Winds are in excess of 60 mph. Maximum safe speed on the CBBT is 45 mph.
— Wind advisories at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Monitor Merrimack Bridge Tunnel and Coleman Bridges.
–The City of Va Beach police non-emergency line is down. Please call 311 for non-emergency public safety calls. Continue to call 911 for emergencies only.
— Landline Users: Call 311. Cell Users 757-385-3111
— Hurricane Dorian is now a Cat. 1, with winds sustained at 90MPH. Still capable of producing flash floods, wind gusts up to 80 MPH and power outages. It’s moving NE around 15 MPH
— Expect conditions to worsen in Hampton Roads between 8am-10am.
— Norfolk residents living in Zone A are asked to voluntarily evacuate to higher ground due to the major tidal flooding expected from Hurricane Dorian on Friday.
— The National Weather Service expects winds of 55-65 mph for Hampton Roads. Along the VB Coast 65-75 mph.
— The Flooding threat is at it’s highest Friday around 4pm at high tide.
— Move your car to high ground. Norfolk City Garages open Thursday at 6pm. Vehicles must be moved by Noon Saturday.
York Street Garage, Fountain Park, Main Street, Freemason, West Plume, Town Point Garage
ODU parking garages open at 5pm Thursday. Norfolk residents must remove their vehicles by 8am Monday
— Chesapeake city officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents in Zone A areas. They suggest moving vehicles or temporarily relocating to higher ground or a city shelter.
— Mandatory evacuation order issued for Sandbridge starting tonight at 6 p.m. Residents in Zone A and low-lying areas in Virginia –Beach can voluntarily evacuate.
— Mandatory evacuation order from Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Management for these areas in zone A
— Voluntary evacuation for Zone A residents in Portsmouth
— The City of Newport News will open an Emergency Shelter at Warwick High School (51 Copeland Lane) at 5 p.m. today. Pets are welcome, however owners must remain at the shelter with their pets (no drop-offs). Pet owners must bring food, water & should also bring a crate/kennel.
— Portsmouth city garages opened to public ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival
— The City of Hampton will open Emergency Shelters at 5pm. There will be no trash pick up on Friday.
— Chesapeake:City of Chesapeake shelters will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Shelters will be located at:
Oscar Smith High School, (1994 Tiger Drive) – For the general population.
Western Branch Middle School (4201 Hawksley Drive) – For the general population.
Greenbrier Middle School, (1016 Greenbrier Pkwy) – For those with medical needs.
Chesapeake Animal Services, (2100 Military Hwy) – Pets only.
— Norfolk: Three shelters are opening beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday: Bayview Rec Center (pet-friendly) – 8613 Willow Terrace Blvd; Norview High School (medical services) – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd; Southside STEM Academy – 1106 Campostella Rd
— The City of Portsmouth will open an emergency shelter for residents in at 12 p.m. Thursday at I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Boulevard, medical needs accommodations on site.
— Newport News: The city is opening a shelter at Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane at 5 p.m. Thursday for those who have no alternative.
— Suffolk: The city is opening an emergency shelter at 5 p.m. Thursday King’s Fork High School, 351 Kings Fork Road.
— Virginia Beach: The following shelters will be open to residents:
Kellam High School, 2665 West Neck Road, will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
Citizens who are seeking shelter at Kellam CAN shelter their pets as well.
Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts, 4639 Honeygrove Road, will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
Pets are NOT allowed at this shelter (except assistance dogs).
The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 341 S. Birdneck Road, can assist people who need shelter arrangements for pets.
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Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.