United States District Court's Emergency/Inclement Weather Closing Telephone Numbers
Norfolk Courthouse (757) 222-7499
Alexandria Courthouse (703) 299-2107
Newport News Courthouse (757) 247-0785
Richmond Courthouse (804) 916-2205
Emergency Evacuation/Major Catastrophe
If there is a state of emergency in the city or county where you live due to a hurricane or other major catastrophe and evacuation is recommended by the local government in the city or county where you live AND you choose to evacuate, you shall do the following:
- Contact your U.S. Probation Officer within 24 hours of your departure to advise him/her of your relocation plan, leaving the address and telephone number of the location where you can be reached.
- If you are unable to talk with the probation officer, you should attempt to talk to the supervisor of the probation officer or leave a voice mail message on your probation officer's telephone to advise of your departure and relocation plan. (Do not endanger your life waiting to talk to or hear back from your probation officer or his/her supervisor.)
- If the U.S. Probation Office where you normally report is closed or if phone lines are down due to the emergency, you should call one of our other offices in the Eastern District of Virginia and leave a message about your evacuation and relocation plan. Office numbers are as follows:
- Norfolk (757) 222-7300 1-855-881-6050
- Norfolk (Pretrial) (757) 222-7400
- Newport News (757) 223-4640 1-866-933-4646
- Richmond (804) 916-2500 1-866-254-9109
- Alexandria (703) 299-2300 1-866-928-9410
- Manassas (703) 366-2100 1-866-927-3541
If there is a family member or friend who regularly provides shelter to you in times of an emergency like a hurricane, you should give that information to your probation officer for a ready reference in times of an emergency. The information should include the family member's or friend's name, address, and telephone number. Even if said information is given to your probation officer, you are still expected to advise your probation officer on each occasion when you are planning to evacuate.
If you are a registered sex offender or violent offender AND you evacuate to another city or county, you SHALL contact the law enforcement authority (State Police, Sheriff, Local Police Department, etc.) in that city or county within 48 hours of your relocation, advising them of your status, your new location, and the name and telephone number of your U.S. Probation Officer. You SHALL also contact the local U.S. Probation Office in the city or county where you have relocated, if your new location is outside the Eastern District of Virginia, advising them of your status, your new location, and the name and telephone number of your U.S. Probation Officer. If you need to enter an evacuation shelter, you SHALL notify the authorities or person in charge at the shelter that you are a registered sex offender or violent offender, giving them the name and telephone number of your U.S. Probation Officer.
If you are participating in the location monitoring program, prior to leaving, you must leave a message on your location monitoring officer’s (LMO), office phone notifying the LMO that you are relocating due to a major catastrophe. If known, provide a phone number and address of where you plan to relocate to. You must take your equipment with you. Upon arrival at your new location, you must leave a message on your LMO’s office phone, confirming the LMO of the telephone number and address of your new location. If LMO’s voicemail is not functioning, you must call one of the numbers listed on the front of this form and advise an officer of the aforementioned information. If possible, remain at this location until you receive further instructions from your LMO.
REMINDER: You are responsible for maintaining contact with your probation officer at all times.