City manager declares state of emergency

Published 4:37 pm Monday, August 3, 2020

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Suffolk City Manager Patrick Roberts has declared a state of emergency in advance of impacts from Hurricane Isaias.

A state of emergency declaration ensures the city will have an appropriate level of assistance and allows coordination with the state in response and recovery efforts, according to a city press release.

No evacuations have been ordered, but officials recommend that residents stay alert to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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The Emergency Operations Center, located at Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 6 on Kings Fork Road, will be activated at 8 p.m. Monday. It has been under virtual activation for several days.

The Emergency Operations Center can be reached at 514-4570 and will be staffed for citizens seeking storm-related information.

The Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number is 923-2350, and the number for non-emergency roadway-related issues is 514-7600.