Tropical Storm Michael Update #2
The City continues to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Michael, now Tropical Storm Michael. While the storm has moved off the Virginia coast, much of the lasting effect at this point is continued power outages in the City.
Emergency Coordinator/Fire Chief Pat Dent reports that, “At its highest, the City had 3,207 residents without power. That number is now down to 1,524.” While that is good news, it also means that nearly 24 hours after the storm’s arrival, there are still people with no electrical service. “I have been assured by Dominion Energy that they are in the area and are working to restore service but the degree of damage is causing extended restoration times.”
Dominion Energy requests that customers report outages. The number to call is 866-DOM-HELP or 866-366-4357.
Activities scheduled for Saturday, October 13 will take place as scheduled. This includes the Williamsburg Fire Department Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the fire station and the Canine Carnival at Waller Mill Park from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Chief Dent reminds everyone that hurricane season runs through November 30th so stay informed and prepared.