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Emergency Update Information
7/9/2012

ALL PARKS & SUMMER PROGRAMS NOW OPEN
7/9/12 8:00 a.m.

All park facilities, including Mint Springs, Simpson Spray Park, Chris Green Lake and Walnut Creek, are now open.

All Summer Playground Programs will reopen on Monday, July 9, 2012.


UPDATED STATUS OF STORM RECOVERY OPERATIONS
7/8/12 6 p.m.

Due to relief from the excessive heat and minimal demand, the cooling center at Yancey elementary school is closing this evening and will not re-open.

Water will be available at North Garden Fire Station and Crozet Fire Station.


UPDATED STATUS OF STORM RECOVERY OPERATIONS
7/7/12 3:30 p.m.

Victory Hall, Scottsville is closing this afternoon. Most power is back in Scottsville area per George Goodwin, Town Manager. He will transport remaining supplies to Yancey Elementary School.

AEP reports that all power should be restored by Sunday evening. Yancey Elementary School is fully staffed. About 10-12 came and went yesterday afternoon. No one so far this morning. We are still planning on running through the weekend, at this time.

Earlysville Fire Department is very quiet. Nearly all power restored in the area. Will release CERT volunteers at noon, while the station will no longer serve as a cooling station, water will still be available.

Great help from County General Services folks who delivered water from County warehouse to Scottsville FD, Victory Hall, and Yancey ES.


UPDATED STATUS OF STORM RECOVERY OPERATIONS
7/7/12 1:00 p.m.

Cooling Centers (please note that these centers will be closed when power is restored to their general areas)

LOCATION

Victory Hall
401 Valley St, Scottsville
12 pm-dark  Sat & Sun

Antioch Baptist Church
4422 Antioch Road, Scottsville
24-hour operation

Earlysville Fire Station
283 Reas Ford Road, Earlysville
9 am-8 pm  Sat & Sun

Key Recreation Center
800 E Main St. Charlottesville
10 am-6 pm  Sat & Sun

Tonsler Park
Cherry Ave., Charlottesville 
1 pm-6 pm Sat (Closed Sunday)

King Family Vineyard*
6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet
*off Half Mile Branch Rd, Crozet; must access via Jarmans Gap Road
9 am-dark  Sat & Sun

Yancey Elementary School 
7625 Porters Rd, Esmont
9 am-8 pm  Sat & Sun

Water

Distribution also continues thru the weekend at the following locations:

Earlysville FD
283 Reas Ford Road, Earlysville

Scottsville FD
141 Irish Road, Scottsville

North Garden FD
4907 Plant Road, North Garden

Crozet FD 
5652 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet

Victory Hall
401 Valley St., Scottsville

King Family Vineyard
6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet

Yancey Elementary School 
7625 Porters Rd, Esmont

Showers

LOCATION

UVA Memorial Gym
210 Emmet Street 
8 am-9 pm Sat & Sun

UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center 
450 Whitehead Road 
6 am-10 p Sat & Sun

UVA North Grounds Recreation Center
510 Massie Road
6 am-9 pm Sat & Sun

Debris Disposal

As residents continue to clean up debris after recent storms, Albemarle County is offering debris disposal assistance at the following sites to receive vegetative debris.  No construction debris, demolition debris or household goods will be accepted. No debris pick-up will be available.

County residents (or contractors clearing for County residents) can bring brush, trees, tree limbs, etc., to the following sites:

  • Walnut Creek Park
  • Mint Springs Valley Park
  • Darden Towe Park
  • Chris Green Lake Park

Sites are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will remain open throughout the emergency.

Food Replacement Assistance

Albemarle County households may request a replacement for food that was purchased with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program) benefits and was subsequently destroyed in a household disaster.

The household may be entitled to a replacement. Important factors regarding a benefit replacement include:
• The power outage was at least four hours in duration and;
• The loss amount of food purchased with SNAP may not exceed the benefit amount for one month and;
• The DSS (Department of Social Services) must verify the household's disaster. Please allow DSS sufficient time to complete this process.

If you’ve suffered a loss of food purchased with SNAP and your power was out for at least four hours, you should:
• Contact Albemarle DSS at 434-972-4010 to request a Food Replacement form be mailed to you or you may pick one up at the agency or access it on line at the
County of Albemarle websiteAdobe Acrobat PDF File and;
• Sign the Food Replacement Request form attesting to the loss and return it to Albemarle DSS within 10 days of the reported loss.

In order to quickly serve our customers, we are requesting the Food Replacement form to be returned by July 15th. Benefits replacements will be processed as quickly as possible.


STATUS UPDATE
7/6/12 2:30 p.m.

With the addition of Red Hill and Yancey elementary schools, all Albemarle County public schools have had power restored to their buildings as of Friday morning, July 6. All summer school programs scheduled for division elementary, middle and high schools will operate as scheduled beginning Monday, July 9. There has been one change that affects the high school summer school program: The physical education program has been moved from Monticello High School to Cale Elementary School due to construction at the high school.


STATUS UPDATE
7/6/12 10:30 a.m.

The following is a status update on water availability, cooling and shower facilities for Friday, July 6, as compiled by the Emergency Operations Center.

Water Availability
Earlysville Fire Station
North Garden Fire Station
Crozet Fire Station
Scottsville Fire Station
 
Cooling Centers
LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Victory Hall 401 Valley St, Scottsville 12 pm-dark
Antioch Baptist Church 4422 Antioch Road, Scottsville 24-hour operation
Earlysville Fire Station 283 Reas Ford Road, Earlysville 1 pm-8 pm - NO  LONGER AVAILABLE FOR COOLING
Key Recreation Center 800 E Main St. Charlottesville 10 am-9 pm
Tonsler Park Cherry Ave., Charlottesville 5 pm-9 pm
King Family Vineyard 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet
(off Half Mile Branch Rd, Crozet;
must access via Jarmans Gap Road)
9 am-dark
Covenant Church of God* 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville 9am-4pm
*Thru Fri only
 
SHOWERS
LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Memorial Gym 210 Emmet Street 8am-9pm Thurs/Sun
UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center 450 Whitehead Road 6am-10pm Thurs/Sun
UVA North Grounds Recreation Center 510 Massie Road 6am-9pm Thurs/Sun
Covenant Church of God* 1025 Rio Road East 9am-4pm; *Wed/Fri

ADDITIONAL COOLING CENTERS ADDED
7/4/12 1:30 p.m.

  • Covenant Church of God
    1025 Rio Rd East
    9am-4pm, thru Friday
    Shower facilities & bottled water is available

  • Antioch Baptist Church
    4422 Antioch Rd, Scottsville
    24-hour operation

  • King Family Vineyard
    6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet
    9am-dark
    Bottled water available

POWER LINE ALERT; ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL SHELTER CLOSED; MINT SPRINGS VALLEY PARK REMAINS CLOSED
7/3/12 9:00 a.m.
Officials are encouraging extreme caution around downed power lines as power companies are working to reenergize affected areas.  Lines on the ground that have been dead may be reenergized without warning, posing a serious risk of injury for anyone coming in contact with the line.  Please do not touch or drive over any downed power lines.

The Albemarle High School (AHS) shelter is now closed. The following cooling centers and showering facilities are available:

The following cooling centers will be open - cooling center needs are constantly being evaluated and any changes will be communicated as quickly as possible:

  • Victory Hall, 401 Valley St, Scottsville 
  • Earlysville Fire Department
  • King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet (off Half Mile Branch Rd; must access via Jarmans Gap Road) 
  • Key Recreation Center, 800 E Main St. Charlottesville 
  • Tonsler Park, Cherry Ave., Charlottesville 

 Showering facilities are available at the following University of Virginia recreation facilities (bring ID, towel and toiletries):

  • UVA Memorial Gym, 8am-9pm
  • UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center, 6am-10pm
  • North Grounds Recreation Center, 6am-9pm

The beaches at Mint Springs Valley Park remains closed, as there is no power, water, restrooms or phone service.  Chris Green and Walnut Creek parks are operational.


Click here to view a comprehensive list of the most recent Emergency Status Update Adobe Acrobat PDF (as of 7/2/12, 3:30 p.m.)


SHOWER FACILITIES OFFERED
Bring ID, towel & supplies

  • UVA Memorial Gym   8am-9pm
  • UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center 6am-10pm
  • North Grounds Recreation Center  6am-9pm

HARRIS TEETER TO PROVIDE WATER WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
7/2/12 2:00 p.m.
Harris Teeter is sending a tractor trailer to each of its three stores in Charlottesville containing gallon containers of water.  The trucks are scheduled to arrive at each store later this afternoon/evening.  Each truck contains 1,280, one-gallon containers of water that will be distributed free to community members, while supplies last.

Distribution will begin at the following location at 2:30 p.m., while supplies last:

  • Barracks Road Harris Teeter, #177: 975 Emmet Street in Charlottesville

Distribution will begin at the following location at 4:30 p.m., while supplies last:

  • Hollymead Town Center, #132: 159 Community Drive in Charlottesville

Distribution will begin at the following location at 7:30 p.m., while supplies last:

  • Blue Ridge Shopping Center, #332: 545 Radford Lane in Charlottesville

Visit the Harris Teeter website for updates: http://www.harristeeter.com/about_us/press_room/press_releases.aspx?article=838


ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL IS OPEN AS OVERNIGHT SHELTER; BURNLEY-MORAN SHELTER CLOSED
7/2/12 12:30 p.m.
Albemarle High School (AHS) is now open as an overnight shelter. Anyone coming to the shelter should bring basic supplies including medication, toiletries, clothing, formula, baby food, diapers, sleeping bags, special dietary needs, any necessary medical equipment, and identification. 

No pets will be allowed.

The Burnley-Moran shelter is now closed and people are being moved to AHS unless they have made other arrangements.

Anyone with questions about the shelter should call the Emergency Communications Center non-emergency number at 977-9041.  Those needing emergency assistance should call 911.


EMERGENCY FOOD OPTIONS AVAILABLE
7/2/12 11:30 a.m.
The storm has caused extensive power outages and many have lost large amounts of food. Area organizations are offering emergency food options for those who need it.

  • Emergency Food -- 979-9180
    Call between 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon for ordering and pick up instructions
  • Harris Street Food Bank -- 296-3663
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on Wed)
    Between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. is the best time to come by
  • Meals on Wheels -- 293-4364
  • Daily Food Kitchens -- 972-1703
  • Fluvanna -- 842-2521
  • Nelson -- 263-6923
  • Salvation Army Public Meals -- 295-4058

COUNTY TO OPEN STORM DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITES
7/2/12 11:00 a.m.
As residents continue to clean up debris after recent storms, Albemarle County is offering debris disposal assistance. Starting tomorrow, July 3, 2012, County personnel will activate sites at various locations to receive vegetative debris.

No construction debris, demolition debris or household goods will be accepted. No debris pick-up will be available.

County residents (or contractors clearing for County residents) can bring brush, trees, tree limbs, etc., to the following sites:

  • Walnut Creek Park
  • Mint Springs Valley Park
  • Darden Towe Park
  • Chris Green Lake Park

Sites will open daily staring tomorrow, July 3, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will remain open throughout the emergency.


7/2/12 9:00 a.m.
Water is available to the public at the North Garden, Crozet, and Scottsville Volunteer Fire Departments. The Earlysville Volunteer Fire Department and Room A at the County Office Building - 5th Street will be open on Monday as cooling stations, and Burnley-Moran Elementary School continues to be open as a shelter. For non-emergency information or updates, please call 434-979-INFO (434-979-4636).

Cooling Station Hours:
Earlysville Volunteer Fire Department - 7AM to 8PM
County Office Building - Room A - 10AM to 5PM
Victory Hall, 401 Valley St, Scottsville 12 pm-dark
Key Recreation Center, 800 E Main St. Charlottesville 10 am-9 pm
Tonsler Park, Cherry Ave., Charlottesville  5pm-9 pm


7/2/12 9:00 a.m.
The beaches at Mint Springs and Walnut Creek are currently closed, as there is no power, water, restrooms or phone service. All other areas are operational. Summer Playground Programs will be canceled today at ALL locations due to power outages at Albemarle County schools. Feel free to contact our Parks and Recreation office with questions: 434-296-5844.


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