City of Virginia Beach Monitoring Hurricane Hermine

Thursday, September 01, 2016

​The City of Virginia Beach, through its Office of Emergency Management, is currently monitoring Hurricane Hermine as it makes its way inland and up the east coast.

This weather system could bring heavy rain, thunderstorms, rough surf, possible flooding and gale force winds to Virginia Beach and Southside Hampton Roads Friday night into Saturday.

All operating departments are making appropriate storm preparations to include checking storm drains and pump stations, inspecting and securing equipment and reviewing staffing to support emergency conditions. 

American Music Festival Concerts/Rock-n-Roll Races/Events

  • Based on predicted inclement weather conditions from Hermine, Saturday's AMF 5th Street Main Stage beach concerts are being moved inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street in the resort. Headliners UB40, The Wallflowers and Cracker will perform.  Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. The building capacity is 5,000 people, admitted on a first-come basis.
  • All other Saturday concerts along the oceanfront are cancelled.
  • Friday's and Sunday's concerts will go on as scheduled.
  • Decisions regarding the Rock-n-Roll races will be made at 5 a.m. Saturday for Saturday's race and 8:30 p.m. for Sunday's race
  • Party on the Pier is expected to be held Friday night as planned.

Updates regarding AMF will be available at www.BeachStreetUSA.com and www.Facebook.com/BeachStreetUSA.  Updates regarding the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon will be available at www.runrocknroll.com/virginia-beach.

The city encourages all individuals in the region to listen to NOAA Weather Radio and its local news to monitor for severe weather updates and directions provided by local officials. 

For up-to-date storm information, follow us on www.VBgov.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/CityofVaBeach and Twitter www.twitter.com/cityofvabeach

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