Virginia Beach Fared Well During Hurricane Arthur

Friday, July 04, 2014

Virginia Beach suffered little damage from Hurricane Arthur, despite tropical storm winds and heavy rain.


“Our wide beaches did what they were supposed to do – keeping the heavy surf away from homes and businesses,” said Mayor Will Sessoms. “Storm drainage improvements throughout the city helped keep neighborhoods dry. No roads were impassable.”


At the peak, about 2,000 homes lost power. Dominion Virginia Power is quickly restoring electricity.


As a reminder:

  • The beaches are red-flagged and swimming is prohibited. The surf is still dangerous.
  • There will be no fireworks today at the Oceanfront or Mount Trashmore. They have been moved to Saturday night at 9:30.
  • Trash will be collected tomorrow for those who normally have collections today.
  • All city facilities are closed because of the July 4 holiday, except the Virginia Aquarium, the Animal Control and Adoption Center, the Visitors Center and city parks.

For the most up-to-date information, stay tuned to local television and radio stations, as well as, the city’s VBTV channels (Cox Cable 46, 47 and 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 and 47) and these social media sites:

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Citizen Services at 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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