Thursday, September 13, 2018

VA-02 Emergency Contact Information

News from Representative Taylor

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Dear Friend,

Despite the most recent reports from the National Hurricane Center that Florence has turned towards the Carolinas and Georgia, the storm still presents great danger to residents in VA-02. Governor Northam has already declared a state of emergency and the President has approved an emergency declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As we have witnessed in the past, these storms have the potential to damage infrastructure and severely impede emergency response capabilities. 

I have compiled contact information for federal, state, and local authorities to help you prepare for the worst this storm could bring. If no resources are available in your immediate area, contact the Virginia Emergency Management Agency to ask about other resources or to obtain contact information. 

My office stands ready to help should you or your loved ones require assistance during this time. 



Scott Taylor
Member of Congress

General Information

Download the FEMA app to get weather alerts for up to 5 locations, Hurricane prep tips, shelter locations, and FEMA claim application info: https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

FEMA
7 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET, Sun-Mon
https://www.fema.gov
Phone: 1-800-621-3362
Phone: 1-800-462-7585 TTY

U.S. HOSPITAL FINDER
http://www.ushospitalfinder.com/hospitals-in/Virginia

TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
http://www.femaevachotels.com/

DHS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
https://www.ready.gov/

TRAFFIC INFORMATION
www.511virginia.org

Call 511
Hampton Roads Traffic Line: 757-361-3016
FEMA Road Conditions: 1-800-621-3362

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT)
www.virginiadot.org

Virginia DOT: 1-800-367-ROAD
North Carolina DOT: 1-877-DOT4YOU

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
1-866-782-3470
www.vaemergency.gov
http://www.vaemergency.gov/hurricane-evacuation-zone-lookup/

AMERICAN RED CROSS

1-800-733-2767
www.redcross.org

DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER: 1-800-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) 

FOR VETERANS OR EMPLOYEES AT HAMPTON VA

VETERAN HURRICANE CRISIS HOTLINE: 800-507-4571
HAMPTON VA EMPLOYEE DISASTER HOTLINE: 866-233-0152
PHARMACY CUSTOMER CARE: 866-400-1243

State Run Shelters

- Christopher Newport University, Freeman Center,  Newport News 

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg

VA Evacuation Zones



Virginia Beach

*Please be advised that the below information may change. Consult local news and radio stations for the latest updates on weather conditions and contact city/town/municipal governments in your area for questions about shelter locations/times, local emergency response, and weather advisories*

Shelters for People

Kellam High School, 2665 W. Neck Road;a medically friendly shelter will also operate at Kellam High School.

Individuals who plan on relocating to a shelter should bring enough supplies to last at least three days for each family member. Please visit www.vbgov.com/residents/emergency-preparedness/Pages/Emergency%20Shelters.aspx for rules, a list of what supplies to bring and items that are prohibited in shelters.

The following items are prohibited inside the shelter: smoking, alcohol, drugs, other illegal substances, pets (except assistance dogs), loud radios or televisions, matches, lighters and weapons of any kind (guns, knives, chains, etc.).

There will be no shelter operations at these locations, as originally planned:

  • Corporate Landing Middle School
  • Old Donation School
  • Field House (medically friendly shelter)
  • Landstown High School
  • Green Run High School
  • Tallwood High School

Shelters for Pets

For Virginia Beach residents who are relocating to a shelter and need boarding for a pet, the City is opening Landstown Elementary School, 2212 Recreation Drive, on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. Employees with the Animal Care and Adoption Center will be staffing this shelter.

  • Available only to Virginia Beach residents who are relocating to an area shelter
  • Residents will be required to show picture ID with proof of address to utilize shelter
  • Intake times: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 
  • Only dogs and cats will be accepted
    • Owners will be required to sign liability waiver upon entry
    • Cats must arrive in a carrier/enclosure and dogs must be securely on a leash
    • Dog crates and appropriate cat housing will be available on-site or bring your own
    • Bring medications, food, bedding/toys
    • Aggressive animals and those with known medical issues above the capabilities of the emergency shelter will not be accepted. Animals with known contagious diseases will also not be accepted
  • Owners must return to retrieve their pets within 12 hours of the closing of the shelters for humans
  • Call 385-7460 to discuss further details and ensure space availability. Space is limited (200 pets) and will be first come, first served. 

For the most up-to-date information, stay tuned to local television and radio stations and the outlets listed below:

  • Citizen Services: 311 is available 24 hours a day for questions and reporting non-emergency conditions. Please only call or text 911 in a life-threatening emergency.

Norfolk

Shelters

Bayview Community Center (pet friendly), 8613 Willow Terrace
Crossroads Elementary School, 8021 Old Ocean View Road
Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Boulevard
Southside STEM Academy, 1106 Campostella Road

Contact Information

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE: 757-441-5533

Residents seeking shelter should contact Norfolk Cares at (757) 664-6510

https://www.norfolk.gov/Index.aspx?NID=629


 

Poquoson

Shelters

Emergency Shelter operations for the citizens of Poquoson and York County are being consolidated into the Commonwealth of Virginia shelter which has been established at Christopher Newport University effective 4:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2018. 

Contact Information

For information regarding sheltering please call 757-890-3621.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 757-868-3510

https://www.ci.poquoson.va.us/263/Emergency-Information


Hampton

Shelters

George P. Phenix School, 1061 Big Bethel Road, opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday as a shelter for those with medical needs as well as the general population.

A pet friendly shelter opened at Bethel High School, located at 1067 Big Bethel Road, at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Those who are evacuating can park their car at the city parking garage on Settlers Landing Road or on the first and ground floors of the Peninsula Town Center garage

Contact Information

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 757-727-1208
Email: emoffice@hampton.gov

https://hampton.gov/242/Emergency-Management


York County

Shelters

York County has consolidated shelter operations with the state-run facility at Christopher Newport University’s (CNU) Freeman Center, 1 University Place, Newport News, 23606. 

The individuals who reported to York County’s shelter at Tabb High School have relocated to CNU. The shelter at CNU is open to residents of all localities. A second state-run shelter is open at William & Mary’s McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, 705 S. Henry Street, Williamsburg, 23185. The shelter at Tabb High School remains set-up and ready to re-open if needed. 

Three parking lots where residents may take their boats, trailers, RVs, and other vehicles remain open:
• The McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC), 412 Sports Way, 23692
• Chisman Creek Park, 1314 Wolf Trap Road, 23692 (this lot is now full)
• Kiln Creek Park, 2901 Kiln Creek Parkway, 23693

York County Sheriff’s deputies will regularly patrol these parking areas. However, the county assumes no liability for loss or damage to these vehicles.

Contact Information

Residents should continue to monitor weather reports and the County’s website www.yorkcounty.gov and social media pages (Facebook: @yorkcountyva and Twitter: @YorkCountyVAGov) for up-to-date information, and on the county’s cable channel – WYCG-TV Cox 48, Verizon 40.

For more information, call York County Public Affairs at (757) 890-3300.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT757-890-3620

https://www.yorkcounty.gov/178/Emergency-Communications


Eastern Shore

Accomack County

Accomack County has 6 shelters. Shelters will be open on an "as needed" basis. Shelter openings will be announced on local radio stations. You cannot enter a shelter until it is open

Shelters

Arcadia Middle & High Schools
Lankford Highway, Oak Hall

Nandua Middle & High Schools
Lankford Highway, Onley

Accawmacke Elementary School
Drummondtown Rd., Accomac

Metompkin Elementary School
Parksley Rd., Parksley

Northampton County

Northampton High School
16041 Courthouse Rd., Eastville

Occohannock Elementary School
4208 Seaside Rd., Exmore

Kiptopeake Elementary School
24023 Fairview Rd., Cape Charles

Contact Information

Accomack County EOC: 757-787-0900/757-824-0900

Northampton County EOC: 757-678-0442

Chincoteague EOC: 757-336-6519/757-3360911

Accomack Sheriff's Office: 757-787-1131/757-824-5666

Northampton Sheriff's Office: 757-678-0490/757-678-0458

Williamsburg

Shelters

The state opened an emergency shelter at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center (William & Mary) at 705 S. Henry Street. For more information on the state shelter, please call 2-1-1.

The City is prepared to activate Emergency Operations Center to coordinate City efforts if necessary.

Contact Information

Residents are encouraged to stay informed of local services and storm-related news and activities. Local sources include:

  • The City website at www.williamsburgva.gov – there is an emergency banner at the top of the page with the most up-to-date information.
  • The City’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Williamsburg.Virginia.
  • The City’s Twitter feed @WilliamsburgGov.
  • Local news sources such as the Virginia Gazette, WY Daily, The Tide 92.3 FM and WMBG 93.5 FM and 740 AM.
  • Regional news sources including WTKR TV-3, WAVY-TV 10 and WVEC TV-13.

Police non-emergency: 757-220-2331 (in an emergency call 911)

Fire non-emergency: 757-220-6220 (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


James City County

Shelters

Recent forecasts for our area did not warrant the opening of a County shelter. We urge residents not to shelter at The College of William & Mary, as it is intended for mandatory evacuees from coastal areas in Virginia and North Carolina. Instead, it is recommended that residents who choose to leave should first go to their family or friends for shelter.

Contact Information

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will resume partial activation Friday, Sept. 14 and will be active from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. County officials continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Florence and assess its possible impacts on James City County. The Citizen Inquiry Line 757-564-2140 will be active Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT757-564-2140

https://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/683/Emergency-Management


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Where I was this August

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Next week, August recess comes to a close as members head back to Washington. Before the end of September, we have to pass the remaining appropriations bills necessary to fund our government.

I spent the month of August traveling throughout in the First District taking meetings, helping constituents with casework, and answering questions about current policy issues. From the 26 business I visited and 24 different community events I attended, I got the chance to hear from a lot of you about what you'd like to see Congress tackle in the coming months.

If you haven't already, please let me know what issues you are most interested in so I can better represent you in Washington.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the stops I made across the First District this August.

This week, I spent the day in Williamsburg! My first stop was speaking with the Crown Colony Club - discussing veterans issues, our booming economy, and other issues we are working on in Washington.

I spent the day in Fauquier, meeting with businesses in the community. We talked about the results of our booming economy and what they need to continue to be successful.

Spent time taking questions and talking about what's on Congress' agenda this fall with Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club, PB Mares, and Geico in Fredericksburg. 

I got to discuss critical habitat conservation efforts in the First District with Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - VA & Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

I enjoyed a business tour in Fredericksburg & Stafford. After sharing the ways this Congress has created a climate for businesses to succeed, I got to talk with business leaders about what more we can do to get government out of the way and continue to grow our economy.

I met with several different NARFE chapters throughout the district, talking about how we must preserve benefits for federal employees.

I got to catch up with the team at Northern Neck Electric Cooperative! Continuing the conversation about expanding broadband access in rural Virginia.

I got to present the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge with a signed copy of the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act after spending some time cleaning up trash by the river, clearing trails, and weeding in the garden with refuge volunteers and the Youth Conservation Corps.

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To keep up with all of my work around the First District and in Washington, connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and sign up for email updates here.

It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House.

Sincerely,

Rob

 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Newport News Now 7-25-18

WEDNESDAY. JULY 25. 2018
Help Clear the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter! 
The second annual Clear the Shelters campaign is here! Now through August 18 the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, in partnership with WAVY-TV 10, is featuring various types of pet training and helpful information on both social media, in addition to 50% off adoption fees cats, kittens and adult large dogs. On August 18, national Clear the Shelters day, PRAS is hosting another big adoption promotion so stay tuned to the shelter’s Facebook page to find out what that is! In the meantime, stop by the PRAS adoption lobby during adoption hours to pick up free educational handouts or visit with adoptable animals.

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions. This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals. The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions. The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions.

The shelter is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for owner surrenders, stray drop-offs, and owner re-claims. The shelter’s adoption hours are as follows:

Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For additional information visit the shelter’s website
Waterworks Participates In Emergency Exercise
for Dams Evacuation
The Newport News Waterworks Department owns and operates six dams and reservoirs which are used to store and supply source water to the City’s two drinking water treatment facilities. Four of those dams, Lee Hall Dam, Harwood’s Mill Dam, Little Creek Dam, and Diascund Dam, are classified as high-hazard by Virginia Dam Safety Regulations. Dams classified as high-hazard when they are more likely to result in loss of life and cause significant downstream property damage if they were to fail. State regulations require all high-hazard dams to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to protect the lives and property of citizens downstream. Since all parties involved during a dam breach emergency must understand each other’s roles to successfully implement an EAP, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) requires dam owners execute an EAP Tabletop Exercise (TTX) every six years to bring stakeholders together to evaluate the EAP and response procedures, and to resolve concerns regarding coordination and responsibilities.

Waterworks hosted a Dams EAP TTX last month at the Lee Hall Maintenance and Operations Center in Newport News. The exercise began with a simulated tropical storm event and proceeded with discussions by participants to evaluate the EAPs for Waterworks’ four high-hazard dams. Participants included all members of Waterworks’ emergency response teams as well as emergency management representatives from all local jurisdictions in which the dams are located. This included officials from Newport News, York County, James City County, and New Kent County. Also in attendance were representatives from various state agencies including DCR, VDOT, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

The hands-on, interactive atmosphere allowed participants to become more familiar with the EAPs and promoted relationship-building and problem-solving between agencies in order to improve future communications and coordination during a real event. The exercise validated strengths in current emergency plans and procedures, but also prompted valuable discussions about opportunities for improvement that will allow all parties to better respond to a dam emergency and protect the lives and property of citizens downstream.