UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Emergency Management

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Despite our best efforts, disasters like the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, or the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are going to occur. After years of research and learning from our strengths and weaknesses, we have not been able to prevent every disaster from transpiring.

Fortunately, we have been able to learn how to prepare, respond, mitigate and recover in order to reduce the loss of life and property.
September 11th

Japan Tsunami 


The City of Williamsburg has an all hazards approach to emergency planning to include:

• Weather Emergencies 
• Tropical Storms & Hurricanes
• Major Fires
• Mass Casualty Incidents
• Hazardous Materials Incidents
• Terrorism