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 03

Coastal Storm Update - 10-3-2022 at 2:30 pm

Posted on October 3, 2022 at 2:43 PM by Daniel Hudson

Team –

Here is the latest NWS briefing.  The biggest news is that the tides have dropped significantly.  The Tide Chart shows this afternoon’s high tide, previously forecasted to reach Major levels at 6.5’, will now crest on the lower side of Moderate at 5.5’.  By comparison, Friday afternoon’s high tide was 5.46’.

The Hourly Graph shows wind speeds still in the 45mph range this afternoon through 7 pm, after which they will slowly drop off over the next 24 hours.   

There have been 11 reports of fallen trees or limbs; only 7 Dominion customers are out at this time.

More to come.

Thank you!

Jim Redick

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response