Michael leaves damage, impacts many across Hampton Roads

Michael leaves damage, impacts many across Hampton Roads

156,000 without power in Central Virginia due to severe storms

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Nearly 500,000 electric customers in Central Virginia are without power following Hurricane Michaels path through the Commonwealth Thursday night.

Dominion said priority for restoration is being given to public health services such as hospitals, nursing homes, water systems and police and fire stations.

Hundreds of thousands of outages reported across SE Virginia

To report an outage, call 1-866-DOM-HELP or visit the Dominion website. Dominion said to not assume the company is already aware of the outage in your area.

The executive order mobilizes resources, helps Virginia mitigate damage, and streamlines the process used to provide assistance to other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

Utility company officials anticipated the storm to bring tropical-force winds and torrential rain, which could bring down tree and power lines.

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — The remains of Hurricane Michael are still considered a tropical storm, and they are expected to move through parts of Virginia Thursday evening and Friday morning.

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and positioning crews and supplies so we can respond as soon as its safe to do so,” said Ed Baine, senior vice president – Electric Distribution. “We urge our customers to be ready, have an emergency plan and use an abundance of caution in the aftermath of this potentially dangerous storm.”

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Virginians are urged to learn how to prepare for storms like this that can bring the risk of flooding and tornadoes.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Michael have caused power outages across the state, including in Hampton Roads. 

According to the Dominion Energy outage map, there were more than 200,000 power outages reported across the southeastern part of Virginia, the Middle Peninsula and northeast North Carolina early Friday morning.

Dominion spokes person Bonita Harris said in a tweet 120 schools across Hampton Roads and North Carolina were without power.

120 schools are out across Hampton Roads & NC, especially @CityofVaBeach @NorfolkVA @cityofhampton. @DomEnergyVA teams are focused on getting power restored safely & quickly. Expect a multi-day restoration effort. We will provide restoration times, as soon as we can.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, there were 361,000 citizens without power across the state as of 1 a.m. Nearly 160,000 were without power in the Richmond metro area. 

Dominion Energy Customers can call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) to report an outage. You can also report outages online.

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