CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield has just sent us an update on conditions in the county and resources being made available for residents still feeling the effects of Hurricane Irene.
Chesterfield County has been working around-the-clock with Dominion Virginia Power, various state and federal agencies and volunteer organizations to assist county residents during this significant storm. Our first priority is, as always, life, safety and health concerns of our residents.
The county is actively pursuing relief efforts even though a FEMA declaration has not been received. The county is actively tracking storm-related needs and costs and continually submitting this information to state and federal agencies in order to pursue all storm-related designations and support that may be available.
Chesterfield County's Emergency Operations Center remains open during regular business hours and continues to serve as a call center for those needing storm-related information. Call 804-751-4966. There is an automated message for after-hours callers.
Continual updates are being posted on chesterfield.gov and on the county's emergency radio system, 1630 AM, with regular updates to the media. The county also plans to release its e-newsletter, Currents, with updated information next week. To sign up for Currents, visit chesterfield.gov.
Water Filling Stations
Free water-filling stations are available for residents at Fire Station #13, 10630 River Road. Residents should bring their own containers, since bottled water is not available. For more information, call the Chesterfield County Call Center at 804-751-4966.
Storm Debris Removal
The county has waived residential disposal fees, extended hours of operation and opened additional disposal sites. Disposal fees are waived for storm-generated debris and waste until Sept. 11. Both convenience centers and three additional disposal sites will be open through the holiday weekend.
Rockwood Park: 3401 Courthouse Road
Old Clover Hill High School: 13900 Hull Street Road
R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks: 201 Enon Church Road
Chesterfield County Public Library is open for normal business hours, with the exception of the Bon Air branch.
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