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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Oct 01

Post-tropical cyclone Ian and Nor’easter update – 11 AM 10/1/22

Posted on October 1, 2022 at 11:14 AM by Daniel Hudson


Here is the NWS morning update for your review.

Per last night’s update, Hurricane Ian made his presence known.  As indicated, there were some damages, several stalled and abandoned vehicles, and numerous downed trees, limbs, and power lines – all of which are being addressed today.  This message is more to inform you of what is to come.

Sunday we will start to see the effects of a nor’easter.  The first of a series of stacking high tides will begin that afternoon at 4 pm.  While this tide will be somewhat of a nuisance, it will not be particularly problematic.  Monday’s 4 am tide goes higher into the Moderate range and the Monday 4 pm high tide is near MAJOR levels at 6.4’.  As for winds and rain, they will pick up Sunday evening and overnight.  Winds will be at their highest around noon Monday with gusts reaching again around 40-50mph over several hours, then slowly decline during the overnight hours and through Tuesday. 

Certainly, much more to come.  Please send any questions, damage/situation reports, or requests to EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov.

Thank you! 


Jim Redick

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response