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Economic Development

Posted on: August 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Preparing Your Business for an Emergency: Get Connected

Emergency - Get Connected

One of the most important things to do in an emergency is to be informed. Regardless of how you prefer to receive your information, there are options.

JCC Alert

Get alerted about emergencies and weather events by signing up for JCC Alert. This system enables James City County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, water outages and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Sign up is available online. If you already receive alerts for your residential address, you can add your business information to your existing account.

Virginia Emergency Updates & Alerts

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) also has a newsletter that provides updates and alerts. Sign up is available online.

Do you Know Your Zone? Several areas in James City County are located in hurricane evacuation zones. To see if you or your business are located in an evacuation zone, visit the interactive Know Your Zone map.

Dominion Energy Alerts

Dominion Energy is the power provider for James City County. Dominion Energy offers text and email notifications about major storms, multi-day outages, periods of high demand and other breaking news. Sign up is available online.

Connecting with James City County

James City County has a notification system through their website that allows the public to sign up for emails or text messages with news updates. Suggested categories to follow are Emergency Updates, News Releases and Weather Updates.

Social media users are encouraged to like James City County on Facebook and follow James City County on Twitter.

Encourage your employees to be connected as well.

Media Contact:
Amy Jordan, Director of Economic Development

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