Ice and water in high demand, power still out in areas

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In some of the more rural areas of our region, it will be at least this weekend — maybe longer — before everyone's lights are back on.

Many families in these areas are dealing with major damage and no power.

In New Kent County, people lined up at one supermarket an hour early to be among the first to get a bag of ice and a case of bottled water. Both are being trucked in by vendors from as far away as Florida.

Ice and water will be handed out again Thursday.

The locations are Bloom Supermarket in Quinton, the Colonial Downs racetrack, and the New Kent Henrico Jail east facility between 4 and 8 p.m.

Portable showers will be ready for use near the courthouse later in the day.

The damage tally so far for homes in New Kent County is $5.3 million.

Much of Prince George County is still in the dark, with power crews hoping to have everyone restored by Friday night.

The county has opened a convenience center with showers and power at J. E. J. Moore Middle School on Prince George Drive. It's open 9 a.m. to noon until further notice.

Bottled water is available at Prince George High School on Laurel Springs Road.

Charles City County could be in the dark for a while longer.

The county administrator has announced that ice and water will be available Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. at all Charles City County schools.

You can also get water and ice Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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