VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A storm packing high winds and heavy rain could hit the Oceanfront just as the Something in the Water festival begins.
News 3 is tracking a system that could pack a punch, and we want folks who are attending the concerts - or who are just in the area - to take action now.
Emergency Manager for the City of Virginia Beach Erin Sutton said that is the advice they are giving out at this point: Keep your eye on the sky and on local weather updates.
Sutton said the music production company is handling the stage, which is currently assembled on the sand along 5th-10th Streets, but they are working together to be sure festival goers are safe and informed.
The Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service had a conference call Wednesday morning and have another scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday to plan out how they will be informing and preparing for the storm.
A Guest Services representative with the KOA Campground said they are nearly booked with just a few RV spots left, but said they have a lot of campers reserved for the weekend.
Barb Stachurski said they have a covered pavilion where people can hang out to avoid the rain, but she advised getting a rain cover and tarp for your tent. Stachurski said there is a shelter on the property if the weather takes a turn for the worse, though officials do not expect that severity just yet.