Monday, December 4, 2023

In pictures: This was how businesses in Newport News prepared for Hurricane Florence

NEWPORT NEWS — At least three businesses in a shopping center here have boarded up their doors in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

Ulta Beauty, Five Below and Stein Mart locations in Marketplace at Tech Center used different materials such as sandbags, plywood, aluminum or steel materials to cover the storefront windows and doors.

These photos were taken Thursday night. The Ulta Beauty location is closed until further notice. It is not clear if Five Below and Stein Mart are also closed at this time.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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