Other Hampton Roads Cities To Open Shelters

Have you noticed in the photo that Hampton Roads is OUT of the dreaded Cone Of Uncertainty? That's a bit of good news! But anything can still happen so be ready. Here's the latest on Shelters opening throughout Hampton Roads. 

In Chesapeake, shelters will be opened Wednesday evening as a last resort. Residents living in Zone A are asked to seek shelter with friends or family in nearby zones C and D. Check the CITY OF CHESAPEAKE website tomorrow morning for any shelter info that they may post.


The City of Hampton said Tuesday the first shelters were the Phenix School (at 1061 Big Bethel Road, 23666) and Bethel High School (at 1067 Big Bethel Road). Residents with pets are being asked to go to Bethel High School. 

City officials said the Phenix School is being designated for those with medical needs, as well as the general population.


City announced the following shelters, which are set to open Wednesday at 12 p.m.

  • Denbigh High School (259 Denbigh Boulevard): General Population
  • Menchville High School (275 Menchville Road) Medically Dependent and General Population
  • Warwick High School (51 Copeland Lane): General Population and Residents with Pets. Owners must remain at the shelter with their pets (no drop-offs). Animals must be in cages. Owners will be required to need to provide food, water are required for all pets.


Suffolk officials announced Tuesday that two shelters would be opening at 8 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • King’s Fork High School (at 351 Kings Ford Road): Fully generator-powered for citizens who are medically dependent on electricity. 
  • Nansemond River High School (at 3301 Nansemond Parkway): Pet-friendly, generator power for emergency lighting and to support the kitchen freezers only.


Residents evacuating from Zone A should seek shelter with friends and family outside of the area.

A shelter is being opened at Tabb High School (located at 4431 Big Bethel Road) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Still waiting on word from Virginia Beach.


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