City of Staunton declares local emergency

Numerous trees were down from Wednesday's storm in Staunton
Numerous trees were down from Wednesday's storm in Staunton(Nina Herron)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 9:16 AM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - Staunton’s Interim City Manager, Leslie Beauregard, has issued a declaration of local emergency due to the damage caused by the July 6 storm.

According to a press release, the declaration’s primary purpose is so the city can be eligible for reimbursement for expenses incurred in its response. It’s also to provide greater flexibility in the city’s business practices during the response.

You can read read the declaration here.

For up-to-date information visit the City’s website or follow the City of Staunton on Facebook.


  • Both Gypsy Hill Park and Montgomery Hall Park are currently open, though cleanup work continues. The golf course is closed until further notice. Call Parks & Recreation at 540.332.3945 for questions regarding park activities.
  • Citizens are reminded that storm cleanup for residents will begin Monday, July 18 and all items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. that Monday morning. Crews will only pass through each neighborhood once and staff asks for citizens’ continued patience, as cleanup will take time.

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