Friday, Oct. 12 - 9:30 a.m.
Chesterfield County will waive vegetative debris fees at both the Northern and Southern Area Convenience Centers through Sunday, Oct. 21, to give residents time to cleanup and recover from last night’s storm. Read full release.
There are still a lot of roads closed this morning due to flooding or downed trees. Check 511virginia.org and local weather reports before you head out.
If you are without power, here are some food safety tips to keep in mind during a power outage.
Operating a chainsaw is dangerous work. If you're not familiar with how to operate a saw, it's best to have professionals handle the job. If you're planning to use a chainsaw while cleaning up after the storm, make sure you're taking the proper precautions.
Friday, Oct. 12 - delayed openings
- Chesterfield County government offices will open at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Designated staff must report to work as usual.
- All Chesterfield Courts will be opening at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th. Morning dockets will be re-scheduled.
- All CCPL locations will open today at 10:30 a.m. Please stay tuned to local media and @ChesterfieldVa Twitter pages for updates. We are open 24 hours a day online at library.chesterfield.gov.
Thursday, Oct. 11 - 7:20 p.m.
Stay tuned to your local news channels for the latest updates. You can also get updates from the National Weather Service on your mobile device, and be sure to have your weather radios on.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11 a.m.
- Due to inclement weather and pursuant to court order, all Chesterfield Courts will be closing at 2:30 today, October 11th.
- CCPS will release two hours early today due to a changing weather forecast.
- Chesterfield County Libraries will be closing at 6 p.m.
- Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation facilities, including recreation centers and historic sites, will close at 5 p.m. All evening programs and classes are canceled. All athletic fields are closed.
- The Southern Area Convenience Center will close at 5 p.m. Both the Northern and Southern convenience centers will open at the normal time tomorrow.
Turn Around, Don't Drown
We are expecting impacts from Hurricane Michael, including potential for heavy rain showers and isolated flooding that could close roads in some areas. If while driving you come across high water, turn around. It's not worth the risk!
Important Phone Numbers During Severe Weather
- For non-emergency situations, please call 804-748-1251. Calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.
- To report power outages, call Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 or via your smartphone at dom.com.
- To report downed trees, flooding or any road hazard, call the Virginia Department of Transportation Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623.
- If you have nonemergency questions and concerns, call 804-751-2362.
- Keep cell phones charged for the latest information.
Sign Up for Chesterfield Alert
Sign up now to get alerted about emergencies and other important community news. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as:
- Evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods
- Missing persons
- Severe weather
- Unexpected road closures
Get A Kit
Emergency kits should contain supplies that will last each person and pet for at least three days. Be sure to include:
- Food and water for each person and pet for three days
- Extra batteries
- Extra clothes
- Cell phone chargers
- Weather radio
- Medications and toiletries
- Full tank of gas in your vehicle
Detailed information on assembling a kit can be found on the Virginia Department Of Emergency Management website.
Be A Good Neighbor
Remember to check on elderly or disabled neighbors in your community during an emergency.
Pets and Storm Safety
- Make sure your pet is microchipped and the information is up-to-date. Also include contact information for an out-of-town friend.
- Create a buddy system in case you are not home – ask a neighbor to check on pets.
- Build an emergency kit: food, water, medicines, important documents, a pet carrier and familiar items.
Tips for Preparing for High Wind
- Secure garbage cans, lawn furniture or anything that could become airborne and cause damage.
- Clean out gutters and storm drains to keep drains clear of trash, leaves and branches so rainwater can easily flow, reducing possible flooding and ponding.
- Rake leaves to cut down on flying debris and prevent clogged storm drains.
- Stock up your emergency supply kit. Heavy winds can often lead to power outages, sometimes for days at a time.