Due to the projected impacts of Hurricane Isaias, Suffolk City Offices will be closed on Tuesday, August 4th, and all scheduled special events including Summer Camp, Swim Lessons, and Suffolk Public Library Curbside Pick-Up have also been cancelled.
No evacuations have been ordered, but officials recommend that residents stay alert to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service and take all necessary precautions based on the latest storm track, storm surge, and potential for tidal flooding.
The Commonwealth of Virginia previously enacted the “Know Your Zone” evacuation initiative which provides residents clarity on whether they should evacuate in an emergency or shelter at home. Information as to your designation based on your physical address can be obtained by visiting www.KnowYourZoneVA.org.
Whether related to Hurricane Isaias or other potential severe weather events during hurricane season, now is the time for citizens to prepare: Make a Plan, Prepare an Emergency Kit, and Stay Informed. All of this information, and more, can be found on the convenient link on the City’s website homepage at www.suffolkva.us/HurricaneIsaias.
As noted in a previous release, Suffolk Public Works has advised that refuse and TFC recycling pick-up has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th, with Tuesday’s collections taking place on Wednesday, with a resulting one-day delay for the balance of the week, with Friday’s collections being picked up on Saturday, August 8th. As a reminder, trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.
Suffolk Transit will be operating on a several hour delay Tuesday morning, August 4th, with services beginning at 11:30 a.m. For questions, call 757.214.6442.
As noted in a previous release, City Manager Patrick Roberts declared a State of Emergency for the City of Suffolk effective at 1:00 p.m. today.
The Emergency Operations Center, located at Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 6 on Kings Fork Road, will be activated on Monday evening, August 3rd at 8:00 p.m. We have been operating under virtual activation for several days.
The Emergency Operations Call Center can be reached at 514-4570 and will be staffed for this weather event for citizens seeking storm-related information. The Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number is 923-2350, and the number for non-emergency roadway-related issues is 514-7600.