Tropical Storm Isaias Delays & Closings

August 4 Update - 10:45 a.m.

Isaias has passed through our region.  Approximately 35 trees were downed during the storm, with six impacting structures to varying degrees of damage. Later this afternoon, York County will stand down from its emergency storm response mode.  

The County is offering free storm debris pickup to those residents who submit a collection request by close of business Tuesday, August 11. Collection requests may be made here.

Residents who moved vehicles out of low-lying areas to the McReynolds Athletic Complex or Chisman Creek Park are asked to remove them by Wednesday evening (August 5).

Tuesday trash/recycling collections were cancelled.  Trash collection will be Saturday, August 8; recycling collections will occur one day late this week until all materials are collected on Saturday, August 8.

County offices remain closed Tuesday and York County staff will be back at work Wednesday under our COVID-19 operating status. The Tabb and Yorktown Libraries will reopen tomorrow morning after having been closed for several months.

Many businesses in Riverwalk Landing are closed today along with the fishing pier, boat docks, and Beach Picnic area. Trolley service will resume tomorrow. More information is available on the Visit Yorktown site.

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday work session was cancelled.  All agenda items requiring Board action will be placed on the August 18 agenda.

August 4 Update - 5:45 a.m.

Isaias made landfall at about 11:10 p.m. last night as a Category 1 Hurricane with 85 mph winds near Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  Here in York County, several trees have fallen impacting roadways.  Our teams have been dispatched to clear them within minutes of being notified.  Approximately 6,000 people are without power. Tornado warnings have been issued for our area, but all have expired. If you do not have to travel, please stay home and monitor local weather forecasts.

August 3 Update - 4:30 p.m. 

Due to the impending storm, York County Parks & Recreation has closed all fields at park and school sites effective Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  All outdoor P&R and privately sponsored Youth and Adult recreational sports activities scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 are cancelled.  This includes activities held on County Fields and at school and park sites such as the McReynolds Athletic Complex, Wolf Trap, Chisman Creek and Kiln Creek Parks.  Field Lights have been turned off for all fields as well. 

Please check out our field notification system and subscribe to receive e-mail or text notifications about specific field status: 

https://rainoutline.com/home/dnis/7578903501 

Once this storm system passes, staff will assess park facilities and fields to determine if they are safe to use after Tuesday’s weather event.  These assessments will take time and Parks & Recreation staff will inform user groups of field status as soon as possible.

August 3 Update - 2:30 p.m.

Yorktown Waterfront/Historic Yorktown businesses prepare for TS Isaias 

Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown’s waterfront area, is preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias.  Visitors are encouraged to check Visit Yorktown’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VisitYorktown/) for a list of Historic Yorktown businesses and their hours, which will be updated throughout this evening and into tomorrow as Isaias approaches and passes through our area. 

  • Several Riverwalk Landing stores, restaurants, and attractions have chosen to shut their doors. 
  • Riverwalk Landing Piers will close to the public at 9 p.m. ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias. Any vessels in need of safe harbor in the coming hours are welcome to dock at the piers, with the understanding that there will be no staff to assist with mooring. All shore power, water, and pump-out services have been suspended and will remain off until the threat of the inclement weather has passed. 
  • The Yorktown Fishing Pier is closed Tuesday
  • Yorktown’s home-ported Schooner Alliance is riding out the storm at York River Yacht Haven. 
  • The Yorktown Trolley is suspending service Tuesday and will resume its regularly scheduled route on Wednesday as long as the roadways are clear of water and debris. 
  • The Beach Picnic Area is closed. 
  • The Gallery at York Hall and York County Historical Museum will be closed Tuesday.  

Please visit www.yorkcounty.gov for up-to-date information about County operations.  Regular updates are posted on the County’s Facebook page (@yorkcountyva) and the 24/7 information channel (Cox 48, Verizon 40).

August 3 Update - 12:45 p.m.

Due to the forecast track of Tropical Storm Isaias, Tuesday’s trash and recycling collections in York County are cancelled.   

  • Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Saturday, August 8.  Collections for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are not affected.  
  • Recycling collections will be moved to the following day with all collections completed on Saturday, August 8.
  • The Transfer Station is open Tuesday for customers who wish to dispose of their trash once storm conditions improve. 
  • The VPPSA Compost Facility is open for individuals to drop off yard debris once storm conditions improve. Trash and Recycling Updated Schedule

August 3 Update - 11:00 a.m.
Residents are advised to shelter at home; Offices/Courts closed Tuesday; Trash/Recycling collections cancelled; Board of Supervisors meeting cancelled

In anticipation of the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias, York County declared a local emergency at 9 a.m. this morning. This allows the County to begin emergency preparations for the storm.  

York County is not opening an evacuation shelter at this time.  Residents are advised to shelter at home and to avoid travel, if possible.  In addition, the following actions have been taken:

  • York County offices and courts are closed Tuesday. The reopening of the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 5.
  • York County is opening two parking lots where residents may take their boats, trailers, campers, and other vehicles: The McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC), 412 Sports Way, and Chisman Creek Park, 1314 Wolf Trap Road
  • Trash and recycling collections scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled.  
  • The August 4 Board of Supervisors’ work session has been cancelled.  

Please visit www.yorkcounty.gov for up-to-date information about County operations.  Regular updates are posted on the County’s Facebook page (@yorkcountyva) and the 24/7 information channel (Cox 48, Verizon 40).

August 3 Update

A tropical storm warning is in effect for our area.  A warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in our area in the next 24 hours.  Heavy rain is expected late tonight through Tuesday. 3-6 inches of rain is possible with locally higher amounts. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of the area. Wind gusts of 50-60 mph are possible, especially along the coast.

Stay tuned to local weather forecasts for up-to-date information.  Secure loose items in your yards today before the storm arrives overnight tonight.

Helpful information is available here on the Ready York County website as well as the County’s Facebook page and WYCG TV 24/7 Announcement Channel (Cox 48, Verizon 40). 

York County has partnered with WXGM FM 99.1 to broadcast county-specific information at a time designated by the station. Citizens are encouraged to register to receive emails or text messages from York Alert, our emergency notification system.

August 2 Update

A tropical storm watch is in effect for our area. A watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours. Please take this time to review your emergency preparedness plan and secure loose items in your yard. Continue monitoring local television stations for updates about the track of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Helpful information is available here on the Ready York County website as well as the County’s Facebook page and WYCG TV 24/7 Announcement Channel (Cox 48, Verizon 40). 

York County has partnered with WXGM FM 99.1 to broadcast county-specific information at a time designated by the station. Citizens are encouraged to register to receive emails or text messages from York Alert, our emergency notification system.

July 31 Update

As the activity during this hurricane season has already proven to be quite active, and we have one storm – Isaias – that could impact our region early next week, the County and the City of Poquoson have been actively working to adjust shelter operations to incorporate safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When an emergency situation threatens that requires the opening of a shelter, the County typically opens schools as those disaster shelters. If sheltering is necessary during this hurricane season or for any emergency, the plan will include certain school facilities and potentially state-supported shelters and other resources. The County, along with all other localities in Hampton Roads, is working on contingencies and in coordination with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the American Red Cross due to the current unique situation. As is normal practice, if and when it becomes necessary to open a shelter, specific information will be shared with the public at that time. Residents should review their personal preparedness plans. 

Helpful information is available here on the Ready York County website as well as the County’s Facebook page and WYCG TV 24/7 Announcement Channel (Cox 48, Verizon 40). 

York County has partnered with WXGM FM 99.1 to broadcast county-specific information at a time designated by the station. Citizens are encouraged to register to receive emails or text messages from York Alert, our emergency notification system.