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Surry evacuation center moves to Warhill High School

Warhill High School shut down because of coronavirus cases, school division says. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)
Warhill High School shut down because of coronavirus cases, school division says. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of WJCC Schools)

Those living or working near the Surry Nuclear Power Plant Protective Action Zones have a new emergency evacuation center.

The move to Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, starts Jan. 1.

“In the case of an incident at the plant, EACs serve as the public shelter. It is important that residents and visitors report to the EAC if ordered to do so,” according to a news release from James City County. “At the EAC, officials will monitor for contamination and perform decontamination procedures if necessary.”

Previously, the evacuation center was Hampton Coliseum or Charles City High School.

“Staff from James City County and Williamsburg-James City County Schools worked with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for three years to meet the requirements set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),” the news release noted. “If there is an incident at the plant prior to Jan. 1, 2021, residents will continue to use Hampton Coliseum and Charles City High School.

The 2021 Nuclear Emergency Planning Information Calendar will include more information about the evacuation center change and emergency procedures and will be mailed to zone residents this month.

You can also call 757-565-7617 or stop by a county building to receive a calendar.

For more information, visit Dominion Energy’s website or call Emergency Management at 757-565-7617.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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