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James City County Hurricane Recovery Update - September 25, 2003, 5:00 p.m.

September 24, 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 will be distributing ice and bottled water daily at Toano Middle School, 7817 Richmond Road. Distribution runs 8 am to 10 pm or while supplies last.

 

Residents with emergency needs for water can bring their own jugs/containers any time to the following parking lot locations to receive water: the County’s Fire Stations -- Fire Station 1 (3135 Forge Road in Toano), Station 4 (5312 Olde Towne Road) and Fire Station 5 (3201 Monticello Avenue), Toano Middle School (7817 Richmond Road), D. J. Montague Elementary (5380 Centerville Road), and Stonehouse Elementary (3651 Rochambeau Drive).

 

The Salvation Army will serve their last hot meal in James City County on Friday, September 26 at 12:00 noon at the James City Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road.

 

On Monday, September 29 the Salvation Army will begin distributing Food Boxes at Hill Pleasant Farm, 7152 Richmond Road in Norge from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Residents needing more information should call the Emergency Operations Center at (757) 566-4315.

 

  • The James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road and James River Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail are operating under normal business hours. Residents with emergency needs for bathing facilities can use either facility. Residents should bring their own bathing supplies. The JCWCC pool and fitness areas are open. Whirlpool is closed. All meetings and classes are cancelled.
  • Park Updates: Greensprings Trail, Freedom Park Trails, and Chickahominy are closed indefinitely. Little Creek Reservoir Park will reopen Saturday, September 27.
  • Parks and Recreation will be issuing Before and After-School Program credits and waiving late fees for days missed due to weather and closings. Call 259-3200.

 

Debris clean-up has begun in James City County. To participate, residents are asked to leave materials by the roadside -- away from mail boxes, 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, 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.

 

Spoiled food for disposal will be accepted at the County’s Convenience Centers – at no charge - until further notice. Disposal of regular household trash REQUIRES COUPONS. For the Center locations and hours, call 566-4315.

 

Questions about grinder pumps, call the James City Service Authority, 229-7421 or 229-2463.

 

James City County Library on Croaker Road will be open Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for limited services.

 

James City County has lifted the special curfew imposed after Hurricane Isabel’s arrival. The lift is effective September 23.

 

Williamsburg Area Transport bus service is operating on normal schedule -- 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. William and Mary routes are not operating.

 

Residents needing a storm damage repair building permit may get repair permits at no charge from James City County Code Compliance at the following locations:

 

  • Code Compliance office, 101 Mounts Bay Road, Building E
  • Satellite Office, 3127 Forge Road

 

Permits are available for printing from the County web site at www.jccEgov.com and may be mailed or faxed to:

 

James City County Code Compliance
101 Mounts Bay Road Building E
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8784

 

Fax numbers:

  • (757) 259-4038 (Code Compliance)
  • (757) 566-8712 (Satellite Office, Toano)

 

Residents needing more information should call the James City County Code Compliance at (757) 253-6626.

 

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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