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 17

Team Norfolk Message Regarding Impending Weather

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 12:15 PM by Daniel Hudson

Team Norfolk –

This is a message to inform you of some potentially hazardous weather.  Please find attached the latest decision brief from our friends with the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

As you take a moment to review the Hourly Graph, you’ll see rain is forecasted to start falling in some measurable amount during the morning hours tomorrow (Thursday) and is likely to stay with us throughout the day, evening, throughout the night into Friday afternoon.  Friday morning is also when the winds are expected to increase with gusts peaking around 38mph.

As you’ll see in the Tidal Graph, coastal flooding should also be expected around rush hour Friday and during the overnight hours.  Presently, we’re forecasted to reach the ‘Minor’ flood level (which will result in nuisance ponding on roadways) and a bit higher during the night.

Unless the NWS impact area changes, this should be an event with no significant impacts (unless you’re having to stand in line outside at Macy’s to receive your first vax shot Thursday and Friday…); nonetheless, we will continue to monitor and keep you posted.

Thank you!

Jim Redick, Director

Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response