Due to anticipated impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, all city offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, August 4. Newport News General District, Circuit and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts will be closed on Tuesday.
At this time, the city is not opening a shelter in advance of the storm, however we are prepared to do so if conditions worsen. The Newport News sheltering plan has been updated to include COVID-19 modifications that ensure the safety of residents and staff.
Solid Waste Collections
Solid waste collections (trash, recycling and bulk waste) will not take place on Tuesday, August 4. Collections will resume on Wednesday and will be delayed one day (Tuesday’s collections will take place on Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, and Thursday’s on Friday). Residents are asked not to place bulk trash or yard debris at the curb, as it can block storm drains and cause flooding issues and to make sure cans are not at the curb and are safely secured.
The Fountain Way and Merchants Walk parking garages in City Center are available for Newport News residents of low-lying areas to park their vehicles beginning today. Due to size and space restrictions, boats, RVs and oversized vehicles are prohibited. Free parking is available at:
Fountain Way Garage: 11805 Fountain Way
Merchants Walk Garage: 11860 Merchants Walk
The City’s 311 Customer Contact Center at 757-933-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Evacuation zones provide residents with clarity on whether they should seek higher ground when we are threatened by a hurricane in an emergency or shelter at home, based on their physical street address and the nature of the event.
It's important you create a plan for yourself and your family. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management's Hurricane Evacuation Guide contains information on how to prepare during the COVID-19 pandemic.