Hurricane Florence Update at 10:30 a.m. on Friday - Virginia Beach Landfill to Reopen Monday

Friday, September 14, 2018

11 a.m. – Governor Northam lifted mandatory evacuation order.

As of 10:30 a.m. today: no reports of roads closed due to flooding and no reports of any downed trees or power lines; 238 without power, most concentrated in Linkhorn Park and Little Neck Road (Dominion Power responding).

Forecast: Tornado warnings; Winds reducing (24 mph gusts to 27 mph); total precipitation over the next few days less than 3 inches; potential for minor tidal flooding; storm surge 0-2 feet.

Trash collection is suspended today due to winds. Friday customers will receive trash only collection services Monday.

Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will reopen Monday after temporary closure due to winds. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept 17. This extra day will allow residents the opportunity to clear debris from their yards and provides them a convenient location to properly dispose of those items. Normal landfill hours:  Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Will accept all usual items including household hazardous waste. For more information please call 757-385-1980 or visit


  • Kellam High School – 51 Occupants (46 General Shelter and 5 Medically Friendly). It remains open for Friday day/night. 
  • Landstown Elementary School - Emergency Pet Shelter – 6 dogs; Will close at noon today, Sept. 14, and pets will be transferred to the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 341 S. Birdneck Road. Owners have been notified of the transfer and new pick-up location.

Downed Trees: Call 311 for downed trees and large limbs on City property so crews can be dispatched. ​​

Closings & Cancellations:

  • Pungo Blackwater Public Library - closed Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15.
  • Adult Probation and Parole Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 14
  • Police Recruitment Expo is cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 15
  • Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee meeting is canceled on Monday, Sept. 17.

For a complete list of closings, cancellations and other changes to City services, visit

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  • 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.