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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May 07

Team Norfolk – Coastal Storm Update (5/7/2022 at 9 am)

Posted on May 7, 2022 at 9:19 AM by Daniel Hudson

Good morning, Team –

Please find attached this morning’s update from the NWS: Coastal Storm Briefing #2.  Today we should expect to see another period of rain beginning this afternoon/evening and winds increasing during the overnight hours.

Previous forecasts had the overnight high tide (3:46 am) at a level of concern; however, that is no longer so.  Instead, the attached Tide Graph shows Sunday afternoon’s high tide (4:21 pm) and Monday’s at 4:44 am and 4:21 pm reaching the Moderate Flood Stage at 6’.  Remember, the hours given are when the tides peak; the periods of build-up and when the water begins to recede will also be in that flood stage.  Suffice it to say, ponding will be on the road during Monday afternoon’s rush hour traffic.

Norfolk Alert messages have gone out as well as posts on the City’s social media platforms.

Also, the Resilience Office confirmed that the WAZE app is working and, through the partnership with WAZE, RISE, and FloodMapp, will always provide flood alerts where predicted and when reported.

More updates to follow.

Thanks, everyone!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jim Redick, Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response