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City manager declares state of emergency

Suffolk City Manager Patrick Roberts has declared a state of emergency in advance of impacts from Hurricane Isaias.

A state of emergency declaration ensures the city will have an appropriate level of assistance and allows coordination with the state in response and recovery efforts, according to a city press release.

No evacuations have been ordered, but officials recommend that residents stay alert to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service.

The Emergency Operations Center, located at Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 6 on Kings Fork Road, will be activated at 8 p.m. Monday. It has been under virtual activation for several days.

The Emergency Operations Center can be reached at 514-4570 and will be staffed for citizens seeking storm-related information.

The Suffolk Police Department non-emergency number is 923-2350, and the number for non-emergency roadway-related issues is 514-7600.