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Posted on: September 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Release #3 – 9 a.m. Sept. 6 Emergency Operations Center Partially Activated

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New Information
The County has partially activated the Emergency Operations Center with staff from Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Public Information and are continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian. The 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.

Power Outages
There are 101 Dominion Energy customers in James City County without power. To report power outages or downed lines, call 866-366-4357.

Road Conditions
All roads are open with no hazards reported. To report a road hazard, call 757-566-0112.

Recycling
Due to the impending storm, TFC Recycling will not collect curbside recycling on Friday, Sept. 6. Due to the Labor Day holiday, recycling collections were already delayed by one day this week. The revised schedule for the next week is the following:

  • If your original collection day was Thursday 9/5, your recycling will be collected on Saturday 9/7
  • If your original collection day is Friday 9/6, your recycling will be collected on Monday 9/9
  • If your original collection day is Monday 9/9, it will be collected on Tuesday 9/10
  • If your original collection day is Tuesday 9/10, it will be collected on Wednesday 9/11
  • If your original collection day is Wednesday 9/11, it will be collected on Thursday 9/12
  • If your original collection day is Thursday 9/12, it will be collected on Friday 9/13
  • If your original collection day is Friday 9/13, it will be collected on Saturday 9/14

All routes will be back on their original schedules as of Monday 9/16.

Previously Released Information
James 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 Now

  1. Sign up for www.jccalert.org to receive important information from County officials during an emergency.
  2. Continue to monitor local news and weather reports.

Schools
WJCC Schools and Offices closed Friday, Sept. 6, for Hurricane Dorian. All after-school & weekend activities are cancelled Thursday-Sunday.

Parks and Recreation

  • REC Connect Before & After School program will be closed Friday, Sept. 6 due to WJCC School closures.
  • The fishing pier at Chickahominy Riverfront Park will be closed on Friday, Sept. 6.
  • All electric service will be disconnected from the boat slips at the James City County Marina on Friday, Sept. 6 and possibly through the weekend. Access to the slips will be limited based on tide levels.
  • Additional park amenities may be limited or closed based on the storm conditions.

Roads and Transportation
For information on the status of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, call 1-800-VA-Ferry (1-800-823-3779)

Where to Find Information
Throughout the storm, James City County will provide updates through local media and:

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer
757-253-6605; renee.dallman@jamescitycountyva.gov

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