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Posted on: November 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Surry Evacuation Assembly Center for County Residents Moves to Warhill High on Jan. 1, 2021

New EAC Location

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, James City County residents living or working in the Surry Nuclear Power Plant’s Protective Action Zones (PAZ) will have a shorter drive to their Evacuation Assembly Center (EAC) when it moves to Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way.

In the case of an incident at the plant, EACs serve as the public shelter. It is important that residents and visitors report to the EAC if ordered to do so. At the EAC, officials will monitor for contamination and perform decontamination procedures if necessary. Before this update, residents were required to travel to Hampton Coliseum or Charles City High School to reach the EAC.

The update will be included in the 2021 Nuclear Emergency Planning Information Calendar arriving in mailboxes in December. The calendar is sent each year to more than 22,000 households within the PAZs. The calendar contains detailed instructions on what should be done in the case of an incident at the Surry Power Plant. Additional calendars are available by calling 757-565-7617 or visiting any County government building.

Staff from James City County and Williamsburg-James City County Schools worked with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for three years to meet the requirements set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

If there is an incident at the plant prior to Jan. 1, 2021, residents will continue to use Hampton Coliseum and Charles City High School.

For more information, visit https://www.dominionenergy.com/projects-and-facilities/nuclear-facilities/surry-power-station or call Emergency Management at 757-565-7617.

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

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