At 5 p.m. today, City Manager James K. Spore issued a declaration of local emergency for the City of Virginia Beach because of the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
If the storm continues as forecast, Virginia Beach can expect tropical storm winds and steady rain for two days. Residents can also anticipate downed trees, power outages and localized flooding in flood-prone areas. Tidal flooding can be expected in low-lying areas of the Lynnhaven Basin. Storm surge along coastal areas will be significant.
Residents are urged to stay informed of current weather conditions and stay tuned to local television and radio stations, including the city’s VBTV channels, which will display emergency information, on Cox Cable Channels 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable Channels 45, 46 & 47.
Emergency preparedness information is available at www.VBgov.com/beprepared. For up-to-date storm information, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CityofVaBeach and Twitter http://twitter.com/cityofvabeach (#VBSandy), or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 on landlines within the city limits, (757) 385-3111 by cell phone, or visit www.VBgov.com for online assistance.
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