Tropical Storm Michael Update​

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The City of Virginia Beach is expecting conditions to deteriorate over the next 12-18 hours as the storm system approaches. However, south wind tides have already flooded sections of some roadways:

  • N. Muddy Creek from Charity Neck to Gum Bridge
  • Pleasant Ridge from Charity Neck to N. Muddy Creek
  • Pungo Ferry Road from Princess Anne to Blackwater
  • Mill Landing from Stone Rd. to the end of Mill Landing at the bay

Public Works crews are monitoring and posting signs when roads are closed due to high water. Do not risk driving through high water. 

Other roads in the southern part of the city may see flooding until the winds shift to the north around 1-2 a.m. Friday morning. While this will improve roadway conditions in the south, low-lying areas that typically flood during nor'easters are likely to experience flooding, including Lynnhaven Drive, Bay Island and Shore Drive at Vista Circle. We are also under a tornado threat until 9 p.m.

Safety Precautions

  • Move vehicles to higher ground. While we are only expecting 2-3 inches of rain, it is forecast to be in intense, short bursts that can cause flash flooding in addition to the wind tide flooding threats.
  • Wind gusts can be as much as 70 mph overnight; secure lawn furniture, outdoor potted plants, Halloween decorations, pumpkins, etc.
  • Downed trees and power outages are possible
    • Charge cell phones and check flashlights for batteries
    • Report any downed trees blocking streets or sidewalks to 311
    • Power: To report or check on power outages: or call 866-366-4357
    • Do not operate portable generators, grills (gas or charcoal) inside your home or garage. Treat all downed power lines as live

City Services Updates

Parks and Recreation

  • All recreation center facilities and parks will close at 6 p.m. today
  • After school programs will still take place. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children no later than 5:45 p.m.
  • Adult Softball League games have been cancelled.
  • Field rentals at PAAC, Bayville Park, Red Mill Farms Park, Lynnhaven Park have been cancelled and customers are being notified by PAAC staff.
  • Recreational youth sports at parks and schools have been cancelled for the evening.  

Libraries - all Virginia Beach Public Libraries will close at 6 p.m., EXCEPT for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library which follows TCC's operational status. (As of noon today, TCC will maintain normal operations).

Trash/recycling collection - still planned for Friday; customers should wait until Fri. morning to put out carts (before 7 a.m.)

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.