Slow Progress as Crews Survey Conditions Shelter to Open at Cox HS at 1 p.m

Sunday, October 09, 2016
Power Outages: Reports of 72,000 without power as of noon. Contact Dominion to report power outages (866) 366-4357. Do not operate portable generators, grills (gas or charcoal) inside your home. Treat all downed power lines as live.

Report Damage: With the Declaration, the City has opened the damage reporting form. Go to and click on the Property Damage Form tab. The information is used to reporting to the state and federal governments for potential individual assistance programs.

National Guard: some resources have arrived to assist with surveying conditions, emergency rescues and debris removal.

Closings: All city parks, recreation centers, libraries, Virginia Aquarium and museums are closed today. The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is also closed. Virginia Beach City Public Schools have cancelled the Teacher Work Day for tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 10).

Road Conditions: Many roads are impassable and conditions are dangerous. Police are urging residents and visitors to stay off the roads. The city will update the list of road closures and other emergency information on, Facebook ( and Twitter (

Shelter: an emergency shelter will open at 1 p.m. at Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive

If you are going, bring enough supplies to last at least three days for each family member. That includes bottled water, canned or packaged food, a manual can opener and cooler, disposable plates, cups and utensils, portable flashlight and batteries, a battery-powered radio, folding chairs, change of clothing and shoes, cots, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, quiet games, toys, books and cards, a first aid kit, medications, toiletries, glasses or contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures, ID cards, car keys, credit cards, cash special-diet foods, photocopies of important papers (i.e. insurance policies) and baby supplies (i.e. food/formula, diapers, etc.).

The following items are prohibited inside the shelter: smoking, alcohol, drugs, other illegal substances, pets (except assistance dogs), loud radios or televisions, matches, lighters and weapons of any kind (guns, knives, chains, etc.).

Disabled Vehicles – disabled vehicles that are impeding traffic will be towed at the owners’ expense. Vehicle tow locations can be obtained through VB 311 (385-3111).

All non-emergency Police, Fire and EMS-related calls are being prioritized. Expect delays. # # #