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James City County Hurricane Recovery Update - September 23, 2003, 7:00 p.m.

September 23, 2003, 7 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

James City County Emergency Operations Center
Veda McMullen, Jody Puckett, EOC PIO

Phone:

(757) 564-2154 PIO Desk
(757) 566-4315 Citizen Inquiry Line

 

James City County offices will be open on Tuesday, September 23. The Satellite Office, 3127 Forge Road, will be issuing building permits for storm related damage to homes and businesses. Permits are free.

 

The JCC Division of Social Services will provide benefit services from the City of Williamsburg's Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette Street, beginning Tuesday, September 23, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

The County Board of Supervisors will convene Tuesday, September 23, 4 p.m. at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center for their regular work session. The Board's regularly scheduled 7 pm meeting has been postponed.

 

Williamsburg Area Transport bus service will operate full routes on Tuesday, September 23, 6 am to 8 pm. William and Mary routes are not operating.

Residents with emergency needs for showering or bathing facilities can use the James City/Williamsburg Community Center on Tuesday, September 23 from 7-9 a.m. and from 4-7 p.m. Residents should bring their own bathing supplies. The Center remains closed for recreational uses.

 

Residents with emergency needs for water can bring their own jugs/containers any time to three of the County's Fire Stations to receive water -- Fire Station 1 (3135 Forge Road in Toano), Station 4 (5312 Olde Towne Road) and Fire Station 5 (3201 Monticello Avenue).

 

The County is providing free bottled water on Tuesday, September 23 at the following locations and times:

 

  • 8-10 a.m. - near the Chickahominy Haven entrance
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m - Toano Middle School, 7817 Richmond Road
  • 2-4 p.m. - York River Baptist Church, 8201 Croaker Road
  • 5-7 p.m. - James River Baptist Church (Jolly Pond Road)

 

The James City County Convenience Centers will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 and 24 at the following times: 1204 Jolly Pond Road, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and at 107 Tewning Road and 3127 Forge Road in Toano, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All fees are waived.

 

Debris clean-up is scheduled to begin later this week. To participate, residents are asked to leave materials by the roadside -- away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, power lines and poles, water meters, manhole covers and other obstructions. Place all materials in separate piles and do not mix materials.

 

Accepted materials include:

  • Branches, limbs, and tree trunks up to ten feet long
  • Debris from damaged houses and water damaged large furnishings including lumber, plywood, roofing materials, Sheetrock, siding, insulation, wire, cables, furniture and carpeting.
  • Appliances including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers, and dryers will also be accepted. Doors must be removed form refrigerators and freezers and all food must be removed.

 

Do not place regular household trash in the piles for special collection. More than one collection in each neighborhood will be provided.

 

Newport News Waterworks has lifted their Boil Water Notice. James City County residents who are customers of Newport News Waterworks (Kingsmill and Grove residents) no longer need to boil their water.

 

James City County will be enforcing all current open burning regulations. For information about those regulations, call 564-2180.

 

James City County citizens with power restored and Cox Cable can watch Channels 46 and 48 or call the County's Emergency Hotline number 875.2424 for more local information.

 

The County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to operate 24 hours daily. Any citizen needing information or assistance should call the EOC at 566-4315.

 

 

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