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N E W S   R E L E A S E

Oct. 27, 2012




Renee Dallman, Senior Communications Specialist

James City County continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy, 10/27/12 2:30 p.m.

County officials are continuing to monitor weather conditions in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Residents are urged to pay attention to local weather information for the most current forecasts.

Residents should expect sustained winds, rain and extended power outages. Power restoration efforts may take an extended period of time due to the size of the storm that includes much of the East Coast. 

The County is not planning to open the Emergency Operations Center or a shelter at this time, however, staff are on standby if needed. 

County officials remain in contact with the National Weather Service at Wakefield, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Transportation and Dominion Virginia Power.  

Now is the time to prepare your family and home with enough food, water, medication, cash and other supplies for at least 72 hours. Secure loose items outside.

County residents should sign up to receive local emergency alert information at Text messaging charges may apply.

For more information, follow James City County on Facebook and Twitter, monitor local news media including TIDE Radio 92.3 FM; 107.9 WBQK FM; WMBG 740 AM; the County’s website; JCC TV on Cox Cable 48; and the emergency hotline 757-875-2424. 

Spanish-speaking residents are encouraged to visit for preparation information.


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