City Closings, Cancellations, Delays and Services Related to Hurricane

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

​The City of Virginia Beach has made schedule changes to keep people safe before, during and after the imminent storm.

Parks and Recreation will again offer a free all-day camp program on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. for youth currently registered in the Out of School Time before/after care programs (grades K-5). The day camp will be held at all recreation centers except Bayside Recreation Center, which is closed for maintenance. Youth must scan their membership card and be signed in and out by a parent within the facility. Drop in is "come and go," no registration required. Youth must bring their own snacks and lunch for the day. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Waste Collections

  • Will continue as normal through Wednesday.
  • Suspending all trash, recycling, bulky item and yard debris collections for Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Residents encouraged to remove all materials from curbs and roadways that could impede the flow of water to storm drains or blow around when the winds arrive
  • Collections will resume when conditions allow
  • Contact Waste Management at (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit

Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will close early Wednesday, Sept. 14 and remain closed Thursday and Friday. Will reopen as weather conditions allow. Residents can call (757) 385-1980 for information.


  • Virginia Beach General District Court, Circuit Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and their clerk's offices closed Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • Wahab Public Law Library closed Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Emergency Medical Systems training classes are canceled until further notice.
  • Virginia Aquarium -- South Building will remain closed until further notice. The Main Building will remain open Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13. The harbor seals and komodo dragons may be relocated to more secure locations away from windows, and might not be available for viewing. Aquarium boat trips have been canceled from through Sunday, as well as sea turtles behind the scenes. The Virginia Aquarium will be closed on Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium closed for duration of storm, will reopen when conditions allow.
  • Virginia Beach History Museums will be closed Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Chesapeake Bay Center Visitor Information location inside First Landing State Park will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 15, may reopen on Sept. 16, if the park is open.
  • Farmers Market – individual merchants may choose to close during the inclement weather, call ahead for availability. Hampton Roads Food Truck Rodeo scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12 has been canceled, is rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Friday Night Hoedown for Friday, Sept. 14 has been canceled.
  • Virginia Beach Recreation Centers are currently opening as scheduled, and programs and services are under normal operations (exception: Bayside Rec Center is closed for maintenance).
  • Adult league games are canceled effective tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 14.
  • Movie Night showing of "Homeward Bound" at Mount Trashmore, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, and the rain date of Sunday, Sept. 16, have been canceled.
  • All park rentals, picnic shelters and park events canceled through Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Munden Point Park, Little Island Park, Pungo Ferry Landing Park, Sandbridge Beach Facility and Red Wing Park closed until Zone A evacuation order is lifted.
  • Sports facilities used for rental/tournament play will be canceled beginning Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Tennis light usage will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 12. All on-demand usage at tennis courts canceled until early next week.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will be closed to the public for reclaims, adoptions and surrenders on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14. Saturday will be dependent on storm impacts. The only services the shelter will have available on Thursday and Friday is emergency pet sheltering for residents in evacuation Zone A.
  • All Virginia Beach Public Library programs and meeting room reservations are canceled from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Bank On class on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Oceanfront Library canceled.

Off-Street Parking Available

From noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12 through noon on Monday, Sept. 17, depending upon weather conditions, Virginia Beach citizens may park their vehicles for free at the municipal garages at 9th and 30th streets in the resort area. Exit time will be Monday at noon or charges will begin. Based on weather conditions, the City may extend the exit date and times. Oceanfront parking is limited to 9th and 30th street garages only.

Citizens may also park their vehicles at municipal garages at the Town Center of Virginia Beach. No parking is available in the 24-hour reserved spaces at the Town Center garages. These spaces are leased by residents, and towing will be enforced.

Anyone parking in the garages must take precaution that the power in garages may be out causing the lighting and elevators to be inoperable.


Kellam High School, 2665 W. Neck Road, will open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for people who want to relocate in advance of the storm.

Emergency shelters will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13  at the following locations in Virginia Beach:

  • Corporate Landing Middle School, 1597 Corporate Landing Parkway

  • Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road

  • Field House (medically friendly shelter), 2020 Landstown Centre Way

The following shelters will be opened on Friday, Sept. 14 if necessary:

  • Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive

  • Green Run High School, 1700 Dahlia Drive

  • Tallwood High School, 1668 Kempsville Road

Individuals who plan on relocating to a shelter should bring enough supplies to last at least three days for each family member. Please visit for rules, a list of what supplies to bring and items that are prohibited in shelters.

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.).

If You Want to Help

  • No needs for volunteers at this time
  • Encourage residents to review their plans and supplies and check on neighbors
  • To be contacted about possible volunteer opportunities following the storm, please register with
  • To donate funds, visit the Virginia Beach Hurricane Fund, administered by the United Way of South Hampton Roads
  • Or you may donate to any of our partner Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD):
      • American Red Cross: Virginia Region
      • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
      • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
      • Operation Blessing International
      • Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command
      • Southern Baptists Convention of Virginia
      • Team Rubicon
      • Virginia Conference United Methodist Church


  • Contact Dominion Energy to report power outages at (866) 366-4357.
  • Do not operate portable generators, grills (gas or charcoal) inside your home or garage. Treat all downed power lines as live.

Get the 4-1-1

For the most up-to-date information, stay tuned to local television and radio stations and the outlets listed below:

  • VBTV: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information, including our city operational status and facility closures.

  • Social Media Sites:

  • Citizen Services: 311 is available 24 hours a day for questions and reporting non-emergency conditions. Please only call or text 911 in a life-threatening emergency.

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