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
- Sign up for jccalert.org to receive important information from county officials during an emergency.
- 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.
- Make sure drainage ways near homes and businesses are clear of leaves and debris so that nothing impedes the flow of runoff.
- Review your plan. Don’t have a plan? It’s not too late. Visit Ready.gov for more.
- Check your emergency plan and supplies — ready.gov/hurricanes.
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: