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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Mar 31

Team Norfolk Emergency Operations - COASTAL STORM Update 3-31-2020

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 11:42 AM by Jim Redick

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As you might imagine, weather and coastal flooding does not stop because of the Coronavirus-19.  Therefore, please review the initial Coastal Storm Briefing provided by our friends at the National Weather Services in Wakefield:  

Rain this evening and through tomorrow morning amounting to approximately 1”.
  Additionally, the Wednesday morning high tide will be significantly higher and will cause nuisance flooding around the hours of 3am to 7am, peaking at 5’ around 5am.  The following  high tide which should occur close to 5pm Wednesday will also result in nuisance flooding forecasted (4.5’, minor flood stage).

Hourly Graph and Tide Chart are provided for your review.

Residents living in areas vulnerable to coastal flooding should continue to be mindful all City parking garages remain open and free of charge should they wish to park their vehicle(s) on higher ground.



Jim Redick, Director
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response