Norfolk warns public about people in fluorescent vests trying to force residents to evacuate homes

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk city officials are sending out a warning after reports of people in fluorescent vests trying to force residents from their homes and businesses. 

Officials say no city employee will ever try to force anyone from their homes, and the city views the mandatory evacuation for Zone A areas as a personal decision for residents. 

What happens if you don’t evacuate?

City spokesperson Lori Crouch says there have been reports on the Nextdoor app and calls to the city care hotline about the people posing as some sort of government worker. Crouch says one report came from the Ocean View area of the city

There are no additional descriptions for the people in the fluorescent vests, but the city says it’s looking into the matter. 

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