City of Virginia Beach Offices to Operate Under “Essential Condition” Starting 6 a.m. Monday Oct. 29; Emergency Operations Center Partially Activates at Noon on Sunday, Oct. 28

Sandy #019

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mary G. Hancock, 385-4436, 404-7920 (cell)
Tim Riley, 385-1075, 377-0134 (cell)

Due to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Sandy, City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed to the public Monday, Oct. 29.  The city will operate under an “essential personnel condition” starting at 6 a.m.  The essential operating condition will remain in effect until further notice.


The city’s Emergency Operations Center will operate under a partial activation starting at noon on Sunday, Oct. 28, subject to further notice.  Media may call the following numbers to obtain current storm information:  385-0701; 0703 and 0714.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Sandy, citizens are urged to stay tuned to local television and radio stations as well as the outlets listed below:

  • City’s VBTV Channels: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information including our City operational status and facilities closure notices
  • Television Channels: WTKR 3, WAVY 10 and WVEC 13
  • Local radio stations
  • Social Media Sites:
    o Facebook -
    o Twitter - #VBSandy
  • Citizen Services: 311 (landlines within City limits) or 385-3111; provides the City’s current operating condition status and facilities closure notices; please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency

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