Storm Updates


— 9pm UPDATE: Tropical watches, warnings dropped for Hampton Roads, North Carolina.


–8pm: URGENT, SHARE WITH T-MOBILE USERS: There appears to be an issue with T-Mobile phones. They’re unable to make/receive calls, including to 911. VA Beach has text to 911 capabilities. If you have T-Mobile and a need for emergency response, SEND A TEXT MESSAGE to 911.


— City of Virginia Beach warns: Flood Water might be poopy water. Stormwater runoff may contain fecal material associated bacteria and viruses. Do not allow children or pets to play in it. The Virginia Dept. of Health offers these tips for being safe around floodwaters: click here for more


1:45p: VDot says starting as early as 2 p.m. today a POTENTIAL temporary closure on I-64 east and west at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) could be in place, requiring motorists to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

12:20p: Flooding has begun in Sandbridge, Oceanview and Downtown Norfolk ahead of high tide. Expect it to get worse. Do not drive through flood waters.

12:15p: VB police say do not drive on the boardwalk at the Oceanfront during the storm. They are issuing tickets to those who do.

10:40a: The #MidtownTunnel eastbound will be temporarily closed on Friday, September 6, starting at 11 a.m. due to the potential impacts of #HurricaneDorian. Alternate routes include: #DowntownTunnel, #HighRiseBridge, or

Flash Flood Warning in effect for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake & VB until 3:30p

City of VB UPDATE: The Police non-emergency number (385-5000) is working again. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Please call 385-5000 for non-emergency public safety response and 311 for general inquiries. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Currently, more than 45,000 customers without power in SE VA. To report an outage, call 1-888-366-4357


— BREAKING: 9:30am Hurricane Dorian has made landfall over Cape Hatteras as a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph

— Flash Flood Warning Issued including Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk VA, Chesapeake VA until 3:30 PM EDT


As of five o’clock this morning, the roads are wet and the wind is starting to pick up a bit. If you were told to evacuate and you haven’t, you still have time to do so. Take your time and be aware of downed powerlines and low lying water on the roads.


As of 5:15 this morning almost 11,000 customers of Dominion Energy are out of electricity. Crews are working to restore power.

Here are some of the areas affected,

Chesapeake 119 103,509
Hampton 10 64,711
Isle Of Wight 0 14,250
James City 0 38,475
Newport News 27 83,500
Norfolk 897 101,024
Poquoson City 0 5,453
Portsmouth 0 44,826
Suffolk 6 37,724
Surry 0 1,871
Virginia Beach 1,927 201,097
Williamsburg 0 6,825
York 0 30,987


6:00 Am and high wind advisories as well as storm surge warnings, people are being asked to stay in and not travel unless absolutely necessary.

6:30 reports are coming about more outages and Oceana BLVD is starting to flood. According to WAVY-TV winds are starting to pick up at the Oceanfront.

6:50 several crashes have been reported, again you are being advised to not go out if you do not need to as the storm continues to strengthen.


At Coventry and York there is a blown transformer, power lost and reported.

7:30 Am 22,000 customers out of power as many more reports are coming in.

7:45 Am 28,265 customers out of power.

8:00 AM , A tractor-trailer has hit the wall 64 East near the Hampton Collesium. Right after the Mercury exit.

8:00  Am New power outage updates

Area / County Customers Out Customers Served View
Middle Peninsula / Northern Neck 3,602 68,820
North Carolina 13,105 122,477
Northern Virginia 84 900,030
Richmond Metro / Tri-Cities 50 535,639
Shenandoah Valley / Western Piedmont 0 193,533
Southeastern Virginia 17,558 734,252
Chesapeake 2,941 103,509
Hampton 122 64,711
Isle Of Wight 1 14,250
James City 179 38,475
Newport News 598 83,500
Norfolk 912 101,024
Poquoson City 299 5,453
Portsmouth 194 44,826
Suffolk 100 37,724
Surry 0 1,871
Virginia Beach 10,650 201,097
Williamsburg 0 6,825
York 1,562 30,987
Southside Virginia 59 78,43


8:15 Am Update on outages

Chesapeake 3,814 103,509
Hampton 123 64,711
Isle Of Wight 3 14,250
James City 179 38,475
Newport News 598 83,500
Norfolk 601 101,024
Poquoson City 299 5,453
Portsmouth 230 44,826
Suffolk 120 37,724
Surry 0 1,871
Virginia Beach 14,008 201,097
Williamsburg 0 6,825
York 1,562 30,987
Southside Virginia 59 78,432



The CBBT is currently operating with level 4 wind restrictions. Winds are in excess of 60 MPH.

City of Virginia Beach: Their Police non-emergency line is down to weather please call 311 for non-emergency public safety calls.

HRT (Hampton Roads Transit) suspended until tomorrow.





— Norfolk residents living in Zone A are asked to voluntarily evacuate to higher ground due to the major tidal flooding expected from Hurricane Dorian on Friday.


— 6:18 p.m.– A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina that include Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, the Outer Banks, Elizabeth City, Edenton and Ahoskie.


— Chesapeake city officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents in Zone A areas. They suggest moving vehicles or temporarily relocating to higher ground or a city shelter.

— Mandatory evacuation order issued for Sandbridge starting tonight at 6 p.m. Residents in Zone A and low-lying areas in Virginia –Beach can voluntarily evacuate.

— Mandatory evacuation order from Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Emergency Management for these areas in zone A

— Voluntary evacuation for Zone A residents in Portsmouth

— The City of Newport News will open an Emergency Shelter at Warwick High School (51 Copeland Lane) at 5 p.m. today. Pets are welcome, however owners must remain at the shelter with their pets (no drop-offs). Pet owners must bring food, water & should also bring a crate/kennel.

— Portsmouth city garages opened to public ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival

— The City of Hampton will open Emergency Shelters at 5pm.  There will be no trash pick up on Friday.

— Chesapeake:City of Chesapeake shelters will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Shelters will be located at:

  • Oscar Smith High School, (1994 Tiger Drive) – For the general population.
  • Western Branch Middle School (4201 Hawksley Drive) – For the general population.
  • Greenbrier Middle School, (1016 Greenbrier Pkwy) – For those with medical needs.
  • Chesapeake Animal Services, (2100 Military Hwy) – Pets only.

— Norfolk: Three shelters are opening beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday: Bayview Rec Center (pet-friendly) – 8613 Willow Terrace Blvd; Norview High School (medical services) – 6501 Chesapeake Blvd; Southside STEM Academy – 1106 Campostella Rd

— The City of Portsmouth will open an emergency shelter for residents in at 12 p.m. Thursday at I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Boulevard, medical needs accommodations on site.

— Newport News: The city is opening a shelter at Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane at 5 p.m. Thursday for those who have no alternative.

— Suffolk: The city is opening an emergency shelter at 5 p.m. Thursday King’s Fork High School, 351 Kings Fork Road.

— Virginia Beach: The following shelters will be open to residents:

  • Kellam High School, 2665 West Neck Road, will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
  • Citizens who are seeking shelter at Kellam CAN shelter their pets as well.
  • Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts, 4639 Honeygrove Road, will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
  • Pets are NOT allowed at this shelter (except assistance dogs).

The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 341 S. Birdneck Road, can assist people who need shelter arrangements for pets.

Closings 1
Closings and Cancellations



Chesapeake Public Schools – Closed
Dare County Public Schools –
Edenton-Chowan Schools – Closed
Gates County Public Schools – Closed
Great Bridge Christian Academy- Closed Friday
Greenbrier Christian Academy– Closed Friday
Hampton Public Schools – Closed
Hampton University- Delayed 2 hours
Hertford Co Public Schools– Closed Friday
Isle of Wight County Public Schools – Closed
Mathews Co Public Schools – Delayed 2 hours
Middlesex County Schools – Delayed 2 hours
Nansemond – Suffolk Academy -Closed Friday
Newport News Public Schools – Closed
Norfolk Christian Schools – Closed
Norfolk Public Public Schools – Closed
Norfolk State University– Delayed 4 hours
Old Dominion University – Opening at 1pm
Portsmouth Schools-
Regent University – Closed 
Southampton Co. Schools – Closed
St. Johns Catholic School – Closed Friday
St Mark Christian Academy Portsmouth – Closed Friday
St. Matthews School- Closed Friday
St. Pius X School – Closed Friday
Suffolk Public Schools – Closed 
Summit Christian Academy– Closed
Tidewater Community College – Closed 
Virginia Beach City Public Schools – Opening on 2-hour delay  
York County Schools – Closed


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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

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