From the city of Petersburg:
In anticipation of the potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy, City Manager William E. Johnson, III has declared a Local Emergency of the City of Petersburg. This will allow the City to fully implement its Emergency Operations Plan. Petersburg’s Emergency Operations Center will open at 7:30am on Monday, October 29 at the Fire Administration Headquarters on Union Street next to City Hall. The emergency operations phone number for citizen assistance is (804) 733-2328. For medical or police emergencies, citizens should call 911. If power is lost, citizens should call Dominion Virginia Power at 1-888-667-3000. Reports of power lines, fallen trees, and flooded roads should immediately be reported to Emergency Operations.
The designated emergency shelter is not scheduled to open at this time. If there are massive power outages throughout the City, an emergency shelter will be opened at Vernon Johns Junior High School located at 3101 Homestead Drive. The Petersburg Station (Multi-Modal Center) located at 100 West Washington Street will serve as a Convenient Center for people to charge electronic devices if needed. City officials are asking citizens to: stay off the streets during the storm, check on neighbors and relatives, and stay informed through media outlets, the City website, www.petersburg-va.org and the City Facebook page.
For additional Hurricane Preparedness information, go to http://www.ReadyVirginia.gov.
Contact: Joanne Williams City of Petersburg (804) 732-4860 (804) 347-3321 – mobile