Tropical Storm Warning
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for all areas along and east of I-95, which includes James City County. The County is also under a flash flood watch. You may view the latest information online.
Sign Up for JCC Alert
County businesses are encouraged to sign up for JCC Alert. JCC Alert enables James City County officials to quickly deliver emergency alerts and notifications. JCC Alert allows individuals and businesses to provide their own contact information allowing everyone to control how they receive emergency notifications. JCC Alert requires street addresses in order to issue geographically targeted emergency messages so even if you have an unlisted number or use a cell phone or VoIP phone as your primary number, please provide an associated street address.
Plan and Prepare
Virginia Department of Emergency Management's (VDEM) Hurricane Evacuation Guide During the COVID-19 Pandemic - PDF download. Additional planning resources are available at ready.gov/plan.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
For a list of recommended emergency supplies before, during and after a storm visit VAemergency.gov/emergency-kit. Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, emergency kits should include face coverings and sanitation supplies.
Know Your Zone
Evacuation may become necessary depending on the track and severity of the storm. Review Virginia’s evacuation zones at KnowYourZoneVA.org. It is important to note that the zone colors have been updated for 2020. Users can enter their physical address in the search bar of the website to view and confirm their designated evacuation zone. If internet or computer access is not available, call 2-1-1 to learn your zone. Residents not residing in a pre-identified evacuation zone should listen to evacuation orders from local and state emergency agencies to determine if and when to evacuate.
Stay Informed on Social Media
National Weather Service Wakefield: @NWSWakefieldVA
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center: @NWSNHC
James City County: @jamescitycounty
To report power outages, call Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 or dom.com.
To report downed trees or road hazards, call the Virginia Department of Transportation at 800-367-7623.
Other Important Phone Numbers
- Emergency - 911
- Dispatch non-emergency - 757-566-0112
- Police non-emergency - 757-253-1800
- Fire Department non-emergency - 757-220-0626
- James City Service Authority - 757-229-7421; after hours emergencies 757-566-0112
- Newport News Waterworks - 757-926-1000; after hours emergencies 757-234-4800
- Emergency Management: 757-565-2140