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Posted on: September 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Release #1 - 11 a.m. Sept. 22 Tropical Cyclone 16 Expected to Bring Rain and Wind to the Area

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County officials are monitoring Tropical Cyclone 16 and are making needed preparations.

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 shoreline 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 this afternoon.
  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 –

The Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 has been canceled.

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 and 757-272-3337; 


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