City Operational Status is Normal

Emergency Preparedness

The City provides a number of resources and links to assist with emergency preparedness. Please review this information and make a plan before emergencies occur.

The City of Virginia Beach is currently operating under normal operating conditions. During extreme weather or emergency events, this site would display emergency-related information, resources and the city’s operating status.

Any change to the City’s operating condition will be announced via the City’s official news outlets:


  • City’s VBTV Channels: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information including City operational status and facilities closure notices

  • Local radio stations

  • Television Channels: WTKR 3, WAVY 10 and WVEC 13

  • Social Media Sites: TwitterFacebook

  • Citizen Services: 311 (landlines within City limits) or 385-3111; can provide the City’s current operating condition status and facilities closure notices; do not call 911 unless you have an emergency

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