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 30

Hurricane Ian Briefing – 10:45 PM 9/30/22

Posted on September 30, 2022 at 11:09 PM by Daniel Hudson

All –

A snapshot of the Dominion Outage Viewer at 10:15 pm showed 17,741 customer outages (out of 102,579 total customers) in Norfolk for an outage percentage of 17%.  52,311 customers out in our immediate region.

Norfolk 911 reports 28 calls received of downed power lines.  More calls coming in.

Norfolk 911 reports 33 calls for damaged trees and debris blocking the street.  More calls coming in.

Kudos to the 911 team who are fielding a plethora of calls non-stop!  And big thanks to Battalion Fire Chief Ramsey for the assistance in the Fire Pod!!

Calls are also starting to pick up for flooded roads with the next high tide peaking around midnight - now forecasted to reach 5.8’ in the Moderate Flood Stage - a higher level than forecasted earlier and higher than the high tide observed earlier this afternoon. Here is the most current Tide Chart.

The Hourly Graph shows gusts still in the 40mph range and dropping overnight and through the early morning hours.

Rainfall is expected to continue until the chance of precip starts to fall around 3 am.

Given the hour of this update, it will only be sent via email.  No Norfolk Alert will go out.

Thanks!

Jim Redick

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response