Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response consists of two divisions which are also the central point of contact for Emergency Management and Emergency Communications (911).

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Sep 07

Tropical Storm Florence 9-7-18 1145

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 11:45 AM by Jim Redick

Team Norfolk,

Please see the NWS Tropical Storm Florence Decision Support Briefing as provided by Jeff Orrock, Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NWS in Wakefield.  Key takeaways are as follows:

  • Florence is expected to intensify becoming a major hurricane off the southeast US coast later next week.
  • No exact impacts can be predicted at this time and changes can be expected in forecast track, timing and intensity. 
  • Based on forecast and model trends there is increasing confidence that the east coast may feel impacts from Florence mid to late week. 
  • This weekend is a good time to review hurricane plans, review preparations and assess disaster supply kits. 

Next NWS Support Briefing is expected by noon Saturday.


The Norfolk Emergency Operations Center will participate in a VDEM / NWS conference call at 2pm, immediately followed by an EOC briefing / discussion.  Summary will be posted/shared with you for your planning purposes.

There are no Team Norfolk conference calls scheduled at this time.


Director, EOC