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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Winter Storm Updates 4 Portsmouth

The current National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for the winter storm has rain beginning in our area tonight, changing to snow overnight, with several inches of snow possible in addition to extremely frigid temperatures. Heavy wet snow expected.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Governor Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency in anticipation of a winter storm arriving tomorrow that will affect several regions of the Commonwealth. At this time, forecasts indicate that while this will be a statewide event.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Museum Explores African American Baseball

In the years surrounding Jackie Robinson’s well-known crossing of Major League Baseball’s “color line” in 1947, players like Joseph “Mickey” Brown, Charles Peete, and Brooks Lawrence were cementing their reputations in Portsmouth’s Black baseball scene.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

NWS Forecast Upcoming Winter Storm

The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently predicting that a winter storm will begin to impact our area with snow beginning on Friday night. Portsmouth’s Emergency Management and Public Works are actively engaged and monitoring the storm's track.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Fire Department Recognizes Excellence

Congratulations to the 2021 Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Paramedic of the Year EMS Supervisor Thomas Sasso and to the Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Firefighter of the Year, Firefighter T. C. Sessoms.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

City Hires New Director of Museums

Dr. Alexander Benitez has joined Portsmouth effective January 20, as the new Director of Museums and Tourism. Benitez joins the city after more than 30 years of experience working for various state and university museums, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Fire Department Names New Deputy Emergency Coordinator

Stephen Davis joined the City of Portsmouth family January 24, 2022, as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management.

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

WILD KRATTS®: OCEAN ADVENTURE! EXHIBIT OPENS

Wild Kratts®: Ocean Adventure!, an interactive exhibit based on the popular PBS Kids series, will open at the Children’s Museum of Virginia Saturday, February 5, 2022.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Stay Informed and Connected

PLEASE STAY INFORMED . . . As a reminder, the 5 Ways to Stay Informed flyer is included below, should the City have weather-related announcements. Also, remember the important keys: Make a Kit (for home and for vehicles), Make a Plan, Stay Informed.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Portsmouth Joins Healthier757 Initiative

The City of Portsmouth and its agencies are partnering with Healthier757– an initiative with the primary goal to improve the health of our citizens and the economic prosperity of our region.

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