Virginia Beach Fire Department Advises Citizens to Beware of Downed Power Lines

Irene #026 – 6:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

As storm winds increase, the frequency of downed power-lines increases, and the Virginia Beach Emergency Response System may not be able to respond promptly to all requests for service. The public should be warned to treat all power lines as an energized threat.


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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