PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – With the possibility of flooding associated from the remnants of Hurricane Ian and coastal low starting Monday, October 3 in parts of Hampton Roads, some cities announced they are opening parking garages for residents who live in low-lying areas.

The City of Chesapeake is opening the TCC Chesapeake garage at 1428 Cedar Road at noon Monday. Cars can stay until 8 a.m. Wednesday. For more info, click here.

The City of Newport News is opening up public parking garages at City Center for residents in low-lying areas who need to move their vehicles to higher ground. Parking in these garages is free. Do not park in reserved spots and move your vehicle by noon Wednesday.   

The City of Norfolk is keeping the following parking facilities open to residents until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5:

  • York Street Garage, 215 West York Street
  • Bank Street Garage
  • Charlotte Street Garage
  • Brambleton Lot, 494 St Paul’s Boulevard

The City of Portsmouth is opening its Middle Street and County Street parking garages. The free parking is available on the 2nd floor and above at the garages, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 29.  Vehicles can remain in the garages until Wednesday, October 5 at 7 a.m.

Do not park in spaces marked reserved.

Trailers are not permitted and please note the garage clearances: Middle Street 6’10” & County Street 7’.

The City of Virginia Beach is offering emergency off-street parking in city garages through Thursday at 8 a.m. Virginia Beach residents can park their vehicles for free at the municipal garages at 9th and 31st streets in the resort area.

Residents may also park their vehicles at four municipal garages at Town Center of Virginia Beach :

* Maroon Garage (Apex Entertainment VB)
* Red Garage (Westin Hotel)
* Green Garage (Armada-Hoffler Tower)
* Orange Garage (Clark-Nexsen Tower)

No parking is available in the 24-hour reserved spaces at the Town Center garages. These spaces are leased by residents, and towing will be enforced. If the garages lose power, lighting and elevators will not be operable.

The City of Hampton says residents in areas that flood are allowed to park on lawns during times of potential flooding. Although the new ordinance requires that most people park in driveways, those requirements are waived for some circumstances, such as flooding. Click here for full information. 

York County has opened up parking lots Friday through Tuesday at the MAC and Chisman Creek Park for the parking of trucks, trailers, campers, RVs, boats, etc. Citizens are reminded to not park their vehicles at school sites.