City of Williamsburg Contacts
- Police non-emergency: 757-220-2331 (in an emergency call 911)
Fire non-emergency: 757-220-6222 (in an emergency call 911)
Public Works: 757-220-6140 (After hours 220-6196)
Human Services: Call the City’s Human Services Department at 220-6161 for special needs assistance
City Manager's Office: 757-220-6100
If the City declares a local emergency you will be notified that the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated. Emergency Operations Center: 444 N. Boundary Street, 757-259-7200
- Follow the City on Twitter and Facebook
- Sign up for e-notifications
- Sign up for CITY411 -- send and receive messages via your cell phone
- Know your Neighborhood Response Team (NRT). The NRTs are trained citizen volunteers in your neighborhood who assist City officials during emergencies. For more information, contact Human Services Director Peter Walentisch at 757-220-6161
- If you or someone you know has special needs, please use the Special Medical Needs Registry to let emergency responders know.
- Shelter: The City of Williamsburg operates a shelter at the Quarterpath Recreation Center, 202 Quarterpath Road. Information on what to bring is available for download here.
- The City of Williamsburg is a host jurisdiction during an evacuation of coastal areas. If citizens need to evacuate, Interstate 64 and Route 60 West are the primary routes to leave the City.
For updated information, residents should monitor local media or follow the City on Facebook (Williamsburg.Virginia), Twitter (@WilliamsburgGov), or via the City’s texting service, CITY 411. williamsburgva.gov/CITY411.
Stay tuned to local TV and radio stations for the most current information during an emergency.
Other Municipalities and Organizations
Dominion VA Power: 1-866-366-4357 for outages or www.dom.com
Virginia Natural Gas: 1-877-572-3342 or www.virginianaturalgas.com
Cox Communications: 1-757-224-1111 or www.cox.net
Verizon Telephone: 1-800-275-2355 or www22.verizon.com
Other sources of information
Disaster Supply Kit
Having a disaster supply kit is essential to making it through a disaster safely. Make sure to have supplies on hand to last each person at least three days. Download a printable "Get a Kit" from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to help you get ready for emergencies.
Put these essential items in your kit:
- Food, at least a three-day supply of food that does not need electricity for storage or for preparation
- Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Water, at least one gallons per person for drinking and sanitation
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio, a weather alerting radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Written family emergency plan
Once you have the essentials you should add these items to your kit:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Prescription medications and eyewear
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter where you are
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Items for infants and toddlers
- Items for pets
- Local maps
- Copies of important family documents, such as insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
- Cash in small denominations or traveler's checks and change
- Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person (consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate)
- Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and sturdy shoes (consider additional layers if you live in a cold-weather climate)
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (when diluted in water, bleach can be used to kill germs)
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Paper cups, plates and plastic knives, forks and spoons, paper towels
- Paper and pencil
- Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Visit www.vaemergency.gov for additional helpful flyers including Spanish and other languages
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Last updated: 3/11/2014 9:15:33 AM