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Posted on: September 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Dorian UPDATE: Emergency Shelter & Emergency Operations Center Closing & Status of Events

The Emergency Shelter at King’s Fork High School and the Emergency Operations Center at the King’s Fork Public Safety Center (Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 6) will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday. September 6, 2019.  Each had opened at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 to serve the community as a resource during Hurricane Dorian.

A total of five citizens sought emergency shelter during this weather event. 

A Flash Flood Warning continues and motorists are again reminded to exercise extreme caution when driving in flood conditions, especially this evening when darkness falls and it may be more difficult to see areas of flooding.  Tidal flooding continues at the Kimberly Bridge area on North Main Street with a full closure anticipated at approximately 5:30 p.m.  If you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find a different route to your destination.  Always obey barricades and signs that warn of road flooding.  Never go through puddles that are in contact with downed power lines. 

There are currently no road closures in the City of Suffolk, however, there is a power outage affecting the traffic signal at Suburban Drive and Portsmouth Boulevard.   

The 2019 Taste of Suffolk Street Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, will continue as scheduled from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The event will feature delicious culinary creations, wine and craft beer, all-day musical entertainment, merchants, a new vehicle exhibition and an array of children’s activities. Situated along North Main Street in the downtown historic district, Taste of Suffolk is free and open to the public. New for 2019 is the Taste of Suffolk “After Party.” Why let the fun stop at 5:00 p.m.?  The live music will continue in the Courthouse Fountain Park (adjacent to the Godwin Courts Building) until 7:30 p.m.  For more details, visit

Saturday’s Farmers’ Market at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion is cancelled and the special activities scheduled will be postponed until Saturday, September 21st.

Should citizens experience any weather-related concerns, the Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number is 923-2350 (Option 8), and the number for non-emergency roadway-related issues is 514-7600.

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