August 28, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
News Release #11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James City County Emergency Operations Center
Renee Dallman or Jody Puckett, JCC Communications
James City County update, August 28 6:15 p.m.
- 7 homes destroyed
- 78 homes major damage
- 129 homes minor damage
- 191 homes affected but habitable
- James City County residents can stack their storm-related woody debris at the edge of their property line at the curb, within 10 feet of the roadway, for pickup at a later date. Do not burn debris. Woody debris should be cut to ten foot lengths and no larger than 24 inches in diameter.
- Jolly Pond Convenience Center will be open Tuesday, August 30, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for residential storm debris. Fees will be waived for two weeks for the disposal of residential storm debris only. Proof of James City County residency is required. Fees are not waived for construction debris. Do not mix construction materials with woody debris.
- County staff will be on hand to issue expedited building permits for the repair of structures damaged by the storm beginning Monday, August 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the JCC Law Enforcement Center, 4600 Opportunity Way. All fees will be waived and proof of storm damage is needed. For more information call 879-1955.
- James City County operations/services
- Those residents needing showers or air conditioning can visit the James City/Williamsburg Community Center at 5301 Longhill Road until 8 p.m. Sunday and on Monday, August 29, 6 a.m.–9 p.m. which are normal operating hours.
- The James City/Williamsburg Community Center pool will be closed Monday, August 29.
- JCSA and Newport News Waterworks water is safe to drink. The County is NOT under a boil water notice.
- Water is available at Stonehouse Elementary, 3651 Rochambeau Drive. Residents must bring their own containers.
- Williamsburg Area Transport buses will resume service beginning at 6 a.m. Monday with hourly services. Some services are suspended. Call 220-5493 or www.gowata.org for information.
- The Emergency Operations Center and public inquiry line will close at 6 p.m., August 28 and reopen at 8 a.m., August 29.
- County offices will be open Monday, August 29 although some offices are still without power and services may not be fully functional. Citizens should call the public inquiry line to find out what County services are available, 564-2140.
- Convenience Centers will be closed on Monday, August 29.
- The Williamsburg James City Courthouse will be closed Monday, August 29
- Avoid downed power lines and standing water; keep at least 10 feet away from downed power lines and wear sturdy footwear if you need to go out.
- Most intersections are without stoplights and traffic conditions are dangerous. Please stay off the roads so emergency and repair crews have access.
- Report traffic light outages to JCC police dispatch at 564-2151. Report downed trees and power lines to the County public inquiry line at 564-2140 or 911. Stay 10 feet away from downed power lines.
- County residents should sign up to receive local emergency alert information at www.jccalert.org. Text messaging charges may apply.
- For more information, follow James City County on Facebook and Twitter; monitor local news media including WMBG 740 AM; the County’s website jamescitycountyva.gov; JCC TV on Cox Cable 48; and the emergency hotline 757-875-2424.
- Spanish-speaking residents are encouraged to visit www.ListoVirginia.gov for preparation information.