Hurricane Dorian Updates

City Manager Patrick Roberts declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. in advance of any potential impact from Hurricane Dorian. 

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City Offices Status

Due to the projected impacts of Hurricane Dorian, Suffolk City Offices will be closed on Friday, September 6, 2019. 

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. The EOC had opened at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 to serve the community as a resource during Hurricane Dorian. The Emergency Operations Call Center can be reached at 514-4570 will in operation.

Emergency Shelter

The Emergency Shelter at King’s Fork High School will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday. September 6, 2019. The shelter had opened at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 to serve the community as a resource during Hurricane Dorian. 

Trash and Recycling Schedule Changes

For those citizens that may be dealing with storm debris issues following Hurricane Dorian, Suffolk Public Works Refuse Division will waive the 12 cubic yard limit FOR STORM DEBRIS ONLY effective immediately through Friday, September 20th

As of July 1, 2019, residents receive twelve (12) special bulk collections a year of up to 12 cubic yards for each household at no charge. Please place your items curbside no earlier than 24 hours before your regular refuse collection day but no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

Residents who have storm debris questions or who would like to know how many bulk collections they have remaining can contact the Suffolk Public Works Refuse Division at 757-514-7630.

Cancellations/Event Updates

Suffolk Transit, also referred to by some as VRT, will cease operations effective at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, September 6, 2019, for the Pink (North Suffolk connector to Downtown) and Purple (North Suffolk) Routes since Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) cancelled their operations today due to Hurricane Dorian.  The Pink Route connects with HRT at the Chesapeake Square Mall. All other Suffolk Transit services will continue as normal today and as scheduled for Saturday, September 7th. For questions, call 757-214-6442.

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. 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.

Power, Gas, Water, Roadways, Suffolk Police Non-Emergency Contact Number

To report outages or downed power lines, contact your service provider: Dominion Power, 1-866-366-4357, Dominion Power Outage Map or Community Electric Cooperative, 757-242-6181, Community Electric Outage Map. Resident should also contact 911 to report downed power lines.

To report natural gas leaks, odors, or emergencies, call 911 and contact your service provider: Virginia Natural Gas, 1-877-572-3342 or Columbia Gas of Virginia,  1-800-544-5606. 

For water or sewer emergencies, contact Suffolk Public Utilities at 757-514-7000.

To report non-emergency roadway-related issues, call Public Works - Roadway Maintenance at 757-514-7600.

The Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number is 923-2350 (Option 8).