Friday, December 1, 2023

James City County Prepares as Tropical Cyclone is Expected to Bring Rain and Wind

(James City County)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County officials said they are monitoring Tropical Cyclone 16 and making needed preparations ahead of the storm.

The 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 to Do Now

  1. Sign up for to receive important information from county officials during an emergency.
  2. Take measures to protect property now. Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds — for example, patio furniture and garbage cans — and anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside, such as propane tanks, 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 for more.
  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:

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