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New InformationCounty officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and are making needed preparations. James City County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning. Do not focus on the exact track. Impacts can occur well outside the area enclosed by the cone.SchoolsWJCC Schools and Offices closed Friday, Sept. 6, for Hurricane Dorian. All after-school & weekend activities are cancelled Thursday-Sunday.RecyclingDue to the impending storm, TFC Recycling will not collect curbside recycling on Friday, Sept. 6. The updated schedule will be posted when it is available. Parks and Recreation
Roads and TransportationFor information on the status of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, call 1-800-VA-Ferry (1-800-823-3779)Previously Released InformationJames City County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning.A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours.What You Can Do Now1. Sign up for www.jccalert.org to receive important information from County officials during an emergency.2. Take measures to protect your property now. Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans) and anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks) tonight before the rain arrives tomorrow.3. Make sure drainage ways near homes and businesses are clear of leaves and debris so that nothing impedes the flow of runoff.4. Review your plan. Don’t have a plan? It’s not too late. Visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.5. Check your emergency plan and supplies – www.ready.gov/hurricanes and www.vaemergency.gov/hurricanesWhere to Find InformationThroughout the storm, James City County will provide updates through local media and:
www.twitter.com/jamescitycountyMedia Contact:Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer757-253-6605; email@example.com