Local State of Emergency Declared
November 12, 2009
News Release No. 1
James City County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James City County Emergency Operations Center
Jody Puckett, (757) 564-2199 EOC PIO Command
Phone: (757) 564-2154 PIO Desk
(757) 564-2140 Citizen Inquiry Line
As a result of worsening weather conditions, James City County Administrator Sandy Wanner has declared a Local State of Emergency as of 8:30 a.m. Areas of the County are experiencing local tidal flooding especially in the areas of Chickahominy Haven, Jamestown Marina, Jamestown Island, Jamestown 1607, Powhatan Creek, Powhatan Shores, First Colony, The Mews, and Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Local residents living in flood prone areas are encouraged to move to higher ground and prepare their homes and property for potential flooding.
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry service has been suspended by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
A Local Emergency allows the County to file for reimbursement from the State for expenses incurred during an emergency.
For more information, monitor local media including TIDE Radio 92.3 FM and WMBG AM 740, www.jccEgov.com, JCC TV48 on Cox Cable.