Good morning! Here is this morning’s update from the NWS. We conducted an internal call with City Manager Pat Roberts and city departments to review overnight conditions/impacts and huddle to discuss today’s focus and objectives.
Based on the Tide Chart we know the observed 3 am high tide of 5.4’ fell short of the forecast of 6.4’. This afternoon’s high tide is forecasted to peak at 5.5’ at 3 pm which again will result in ponding on the roadways.
The NWS observed wind speeds for our area are recorded as follows:
Norfolk NAS Cham 55 MPH 0911 PM 09/22 AWOS
Norfolk Intl Airport 55 MPH 0912 PM 09/22 ASOS
Lafayette River 55 MPH 0723 PM 09/22 WXFLOW
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 55 MPH 1103 PM 09/22 WXFLOW
South Craney Island 52 MPH 1106 PM 09/22 NOS-PORTS
Norfolk 36 MPH 0945 PM 09/22 CWOP
Norfolk 33 MPH 1115 PM 09/22 CWOP
Norfolk 32 MPH 1125 PM 09/22 CWOP
Per the Hourly Graph, wind gusts are expected to reach back into the upper 40mph range around noon then descend throughout the day with another .25-.5” expected.
No water rescues, no injuries, and no fatalities.
911: Reports of at least 6 tree-related calls, 6 electrical- (downed lines) related calls, and 8 calls regarding flooded roads right before this morning’s peak high tide.
- Total responses to wires down/arching since yesterday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. = 15; Dominion Power has been very responsive to all of our calls for service so far.
- Since midnight, there have been 50 calls (911) for Fire-Rescue services, about double the expected for this time period.
- No flooding or high-water issues.
- No trees on houses or significant property damage were reported to NFR.
Police: Responded to multiple accidents and burglar alarms, the latter of which were storm-related.
CSB: Reports an additional 20 individuals experiencing homelessness reported to, and received care and accommodations at, The Center.
Public Works reported no major issues overnight and no reports of flooded underpasses in the City.
- The Brooke Ave. floodgate downtown was closed at midnight.
- The pedestrian swing gate downtown remains closed.
- The Mason Creek floodgate remains closed as well.
Parks & Recreation / Forestry had been responding to tree reports during the overnight hours. Of the six calls received, there are currently two remaining on roadways (Atterbury Street & West Minster), and more are possible with today’s forecasted gusts. Crews will continue to respond when safe to do so.
Dominion Energy outage viewer currently shows 527 (out of 130K) customers without power in Norfolk. These spots are scattered throughout the city, with no specific areas.
General Services / Parking reports 100 spaces left available in the York Street garage and plenty of spaces still at the Brambleton Lot (across from Scope Arena).
The Team is committed to response efforts and remaining vigilant throughout the day and will reconvene early this afternoon.
Please send any other reports, questions, or concerns to EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov.