Citizens Urged to Stay Inside

Irene #039 – 1 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Due to hurricane force winds and the possibility of falling trees, citizens are urged to remain inside their homes.  Hurricane Irene is expected to arrive in the area within the hour.


“It’s simply not safe for people to be outside,” said Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr.


High winds and torrential rains are already causing many trees to fall and in many instances, they have blocked roadways. The city will continue efforts to clear roads as soon as possible after the storm.


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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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