Birdneck Shelter to Close at 4 p.m. Today

Sandy #029

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mary Hancock 385-0714, 404-7920 (cell)
Tim Riley, 385-0703, 377-0134 (cell)
Marc Davis, 385-0701, 406-2411 (cell)



With winds and rain slowly dissipating, the city’s emergency shelter at Birdneck Elementary School will close at 4 p.m.  It is the only public shelter in Virginia Beach. Electrical outages in Virginia Beach are minimal and the worst storm flooding occurred at high tide this morning. Tides and flooding are expected to lessen as the day continues.


The Animal Care and Adoption Center also will close at 4 p.m.  It was open to dogs and cats of residents who took shelter at Birdneck Elementary.

Emergency preparedness information is available at For up-to-date storm information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#VBSandy), or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 on landlines within the city limits, (757) 385-3111 by cell phone, or visit for online assistance. 

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