Emergency resources for Charlottesville-area residents

Cooling/showering facilities:

Covenant Church of God gymnasium, 1025 Rio Road East, 973-5536, 9am-4pm thru Friday – cooling and showers available (phone-confirmed 7/5)

Key Recreation Center, 800 E. Main Street, 293-8273, 10am-7pm  (phone-confirmed 7/5)

The University of Virginia offers the public three showering centers (phone-confirmed 7/5):

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

–>Please bring towels and toiletries to all showering centers, and UVA may require photo identification

Cooling-only facilities:

Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company, 283 Reas Ford Road,  973-8862, 1pm-7pm  (phone-confirmed 7/5)

King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet (access via Jarmans Gap and Halfmile Branch Roads), bottled water available, 823-7800, 9am-9pm and tba saturday  (phone-confirmed 7/5)

Tonsler Park, 5th Street & Cherry Avenue, 970-3260, 5pm-9pm   (phone-confirmed 7/5)

 

–>Please note that both the Burnley-Moran Elementary and Albemarle High School overnight shelters that opened early in the emergency have now closed.

Beaches/swimming: 

Albemarle: The beaches at Mint Springs Valley Park remain closed, as there is no power, water, restrooms, or phone service. However, both Chris Green and Walnut Creek swimming parks are operational.
Charlottesville: The spray/swim centers at Mead Park and Washington Park are open as well as the wading pool in McIntire Park and the deluxe indoor Smith Aquatic Fitness Center.

Storm debris:

Albemarle 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 open daily 7am-6pm and remaining open "throughout this emergency."

 Emergency Food Options

Harris Street Food Bank - call 979-9180 call to order food – 8-4:30 M-F
Meals on Wheels - call 293-4364
Daily Food Kitchen - call 972-1703
Salvation Army - call 295-4058

In trouble?

Folks in non-drastic trouble can call the Emergency Communications Center non-emergency number at 977-9041. Those needing emergency assistance should call 911.

Power companies serving Charlemarle:

–Dominion Virginia Power's outage map (3,485 of 40,571 countyites powerless 7/5– that's 9%)
(just 57 of 23,688 city-slickers are without power on the morning of 7/5)
Dominion Virginia Power's list of daily work locations (click "Shenandoah Valley/Western Piedmont")
Appalachian Power's outage map (1,702 of 3,306 countyites powerless 7/5 – that's 52%)

Selected resources:

–VDEM derecho blog
NWS 7-day weather forecast for Charlottesville

Scary thing to email your friends in California:
animated gif of the June 29 Derecho