Tornadoes in JCC – Know the difference between a tornado WATCH and a tornado WARNING. A WATCH means tornadoes are possible. A WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and could be headed your way. If you’re indoors, take cover in a hallway at the lowest level or in a basement.
If a tornado WARNING is issued for your area, immediately take cover inside a basement or first-floorroom in the center of a sturdy building.
Two of the most dangerous places to be during a tornado are inside a mobile home or a car. When a tornado WARNING is issued for your area, immediately take shelter inside a nearby study building. If you can’t get to a building in time, lie in a ditch or low area. Bridges and overpasses won’t protect you because flying debris can get blown under them. For more tornado safety information, go to ReadyVirginia.gov.
Stay home, stay safe – While we are still in the early days of hurricane season, have you done everything that you need to do to get ready?
County staff have produced the video Stay Home. Stay Safe. Hurricane Preparedness to highlight the top 10 things that you should do to prepare your family and your home for hurricanes.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Send us an email or call 757-253-6864.
Love to bike? – James City County Parks and Recreation wants your input as it considers developing a freestyle/skills dirt track or pump track in our community.
Share your thoughts in an online survey. The survey only takes just a few minutes to complete and is available until Aug. 1.
The survey is also available at the James City County Recreation Center and Freedom Park or by contacting staff by email or 757-259-4022. Survey results will be posted on the County website in September.
Before you hook up that sprinkler – Annual outdoor water use regulations for James City Service Authority (JCSA) customers are in effect through Sept. 30.
Under the Ordinances, customers may use water outdoors for any purpose, at any time, on any day, as long as it is with a container or hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle. Any other method of outdoor water use must follow the Outdoor Water Use Schedule, which is based on street address. For more information, visit the website or call 757-259-4152 or 757-253-6800.
Priority registration deadline Aug. 3 – REC Connect, the County’s Before and After School Program, is available to youth ages 5-14 (grades K-8) who are enrolled in Williamsburg-James City County schools (WJCC). REC Connect is held at all WJCC elementary schools and middle schools combine for an After School program at Berkeley. Transportation for Toano and Hornsby students is provided to Berkeley.
All REC Connect registration forms, program information and fees are available online.
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