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Virginia Beach resumes normal operations following Dorian

Flooding on Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach (Southside Daily)
Flooding on Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach (Southside Daily)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Officials here late Friday afternoon announced the mandatory evacuation order previously placed on the Sandbridge section of the city, and the voluntary evacuation of Zone A and other low-lying areas of the city, is lifted.

Residents and visitors are urged to use care as they return to those areas.

“While roadways may appear clear, caution should be used while driving or walking, avoiding any road debris, displaced sand and standing bodies of water,” officials wrote in a news release. “Drivers who approach an intersection with an inoperable traffic light are reminded to proceed as if it were a four-way stop, using right-of-way rules of the road.”

As of 5:20 p.m. Friday, Dominion Energy reported approximately 24,000 Virginia Beach residents remain without service.

Updates regarding city operational status and services are as follows:

  • City operational status: The city will resume normal operating status as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
  • Shelters: The shelters at Kellam High School and Brickell Academy closed at 5 p.m. Friday.
  • Parking reminder: Cars parked overnight at Town Center and Resort Area garages must be moved by noon on Saturday, Sept. 7.

For information regarding city services and information, contact VB311 Citizen Services seven days a week by dialing 311 or visit for online assistance.

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