April 30, 2023

Virginia Beach City Manager Declares Local State of Emergency Following Severe Storm System, Tornado

Visit emergency.vbgov.com for info about road closures, impacts

City Manager Patrick Duhaney declared a local state of emergency Sunday evening after a severe storm and tornado impacted communities in the northern part of the city. The total number of homes damaged is unknown but is estimated to be between 50 and 100.

Great Neck Recreation Center Exclusive Use as Dedicated Impact Center May 1; Closed to General Public

Great Neck Recreation Center, 2521 Shorehaven Drive, will be closed to the general public tomorrow, May 1, and will continue to serve exclusively to residents impacted by the storm starting at 7 a.m. Residents are encouraged to bring comfort items.

The closure will include the cancellation of all programs including After School care.

Emergency Website

Visit the City's emergency website, emergency.vbgov.com, for an up-to-date listing of impacted areas, road closures, programs and services. Cancellations and service changes will be posted on this site.

Road Closures

Great Neck Road will remain closed between Cox High School and the bridge at Adam Keeling Road until further notice to allow for emergency and debris management work to occur.

Debris Management Information from Public Works

City crews will be out to pick up debris from public streets starting at 8 a.m. Residents who have trees that are contained entirely on their private property are responsible for their removal. Public Works recommends that residents speak with their insurance regarding coverage and deductibles before securing quotes or contracting with private tree removal companies. If residents use a private tree removal service, the contractor secured is responsible for removal of the debris as well.

Stay Informed

Power Outages: Contact Dominion Energy to report power outages at 1-866-366-4357 or online at dominionenergy.com/virginia/report-outage-or-emergency. Treat all downed power lines as live.

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