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Posted on: September 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Release #2 – 4 p.m. Sept. 5 Updates on Schools, Recycling, Parks and More


New Information
County 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.

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

Due 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

  • 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)

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 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

5. Check your emergency plan and supplies – and

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

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer

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