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PETERSBURG PREPARES FOR STORM AND POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING
Petersburg is asking citizens to stay off the roads, if possible, during heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning. The storm could bring 3 to 6 inches of rain to the Petersburg area. The forecast includes high winds.
“The City team is prepared to address storm and flooding issues tonight and on Saturday,” says City Manager March Altman. “Our main concern is to keep Petersburg citizens safe and secure during emergency situations.”
Petersburg’s Departments of Public Works, Police, Fire and Emergency Management are prepared for the possibility of flash flooding. The Public Works and Utilities Department has completed the following:
Citizens are asked to take caution during heavy rain and flood situations:
To report any flooded areas or concerns, please call the Petersburg Police Department’s non-emergency number, 804-732-4222. Call 911 for all emergencies, including any emergencies where you must exit your home due to flooding. Call Dominion for all power outages, at 866-366-4357.