James City County Opens Public Shelter at 8 p.m
September 17, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James City County Emergency Operations Center
Jody Puckett, EOC PIO
Tal Luton, EOC PIO
Phone: (757) 564-2154 PIO Desk
(757) 566-4315 Citizen Inquiry Line
A public shelter will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, for area residents who wish to voluntarily evacuate during Hurricane Isabel. The shelter is the James City/Williamsburg Community Center located at 5301 Longhill Road. Bring clothing, personal hygiene items, and medicines, activities for children, bedding, baby formula and items. Pets are not allowed at the shelter. Transportation for those in need may be arranged by calling 566-4315.
James City County is not in the storm surge evacuation area recommended by the State of Virginia. However, local officials remind area residents who live in low-lying areas that are flood-prone during heavy rain may experience significant flooding.
If residents choose to stay at home, prepare a hurricane supplies kit with a minimum three-day supply of water, non-perishable food, first-aid kit, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, and other essential items that can be consolidated into a portable container should evacuation become necessary. Based on the projected intensity of this storm, residents who remain at home should be prepared to be without power, telephone, water or other utilities for three to seven days.