City to Open Two Shelters Friday Night, Two More Saturday Morning

Irene #005 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The City of Virginia Beach will open four emergency shelters to accommodate residents during Hurricane Irene. Two will open at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26:


Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive

Salem High School, 1993 SunDevil Drive


Landstown is designated as a general shelter, available to the public. Salem is designated as a medically friendly shelter, for people with special medical needs. Fifty cots will be available for this purpose.


Two more general public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27:


Birdneck Elementary School, 957 S. Birdneck Road

Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive


The shelters will remain open as long as necessary during and after the storm.


For the most up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Irene 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:
  • 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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