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The original item was published from 9/12/2018 3:34:00 PM to 9/12/2018 3:43:17 PM.
Posted on: September 11, 2018
[ARCHIVED] Petersburg Prepares for Hurricane Florence
Petersburg Residents prepare for Hurricane Florence
In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, we strongly encourage you to consider assembling an emergency preparation kit for your household.
Kit Items including:
- Batteries and flashlights/lanterns
- Bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day)
- Cash (power outages could affect ATM machines)
- Non-perishable food
- First aid kit, medications and hygiene items
- Vehicle phone charger
Forecasts call for heavy rain from Thursday into the weekend. Stay tuned to local news broadcasts for further weather updates. Take heed of all resources included below. Continuous updates will be made through this page, as well as, the City's social media channels and through the emergency alert system.
Ahead of the expected rainfall, the Department of Public Works is continually cleaning gutters and clearing drainage and has also relocated prime equipment away from flood areas. Department of Public Works has revised their hours to allow for all necessary staffing and developed a plan with Petersburg Area Transit to determine alternative routes in case of needed mass transportation.
At this time, the City has not opened a shelter, but has prepared to open one should the need arise. If activated, the shelter will be located at Vernon Johns Middle School (3101 Homestead Dr, Petersburg, VA 23805).
City of Petersburg:
Emergencies: Call 9-1-1
Additional Non-Emergency Number
beginning on Friday, 9.14.18: 804-733-2550
Please write these numbers and store them in a secure location. Be sure to fully charge your phones.
REGISTER HERE for emergency notifications. The City of Petersburg utilizes an emergency alert system to immediately inform residents of updated information in emergency situations. Residents have the option to register for email and/or text message alerts.
City of Petersburg Social Media:
To report or check power outages: