City of Virginia Beach Begins to Return to Normal Operating Status Following Dorian

Friday, September 06, 2019

​Effective immediately, the mandatory evacuation order previously placed on the Sandbridge section of the city, and the voluntary evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying areas of the city, is lifted. Residents and visitors are urged to use care as they return to these areas.

While roadways may appear clear, caution should be used while driving or walking, avoiding any road debris, displaced sand and standing bodies of water.

Drivers who approach an intersection with an inoperable traffic light are reminded to proceed as if it were a four-way stop, using right-of-way rules of the road.

According to reports provided by Dominion Power, approximately 24,000 Virginia Beach residents remain without service. Citizens are asked to stay off the roads as power crews work to restore service across the city.

Updates regarding City operational status and services are as follows:

  • City Operational Status:  The City of Virginia Beach will resume normal operating status as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
  • Shelters: The shelters at Kellam High School and Brickell Academy closed at 5 p.m. today. 
  • Parking Reminder: Cars parked overnight at Town Center and Resort Area garages must be moved by noon on Saturday, Sept. 7.   

For information regarding City services and information, contact VB311 Citizen Services seven days a week by dialing 311 or visit for online assistance.

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