Emergency Preparedness

Important Emergency Phone Information - At a Glance

  • City Manager's Office: 757-220-6100.
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC): 757-259-7200
    444 N Boundary Street
  • Fire non-emergency: 757-220-6222 (in an emergency call 911)
  • Human Services: 757-220-6161 for special needs assistance
  • Police non-emergency: 757-220-2331 (in an emergency call 911)
  • Public Works: 757-220-6140 (after hours 757-220-2331)

Emergency Shelter

If needed, the City of Williamsburg will open a shelter at the:
Quarterpath Recreation Center
202 Quarterpath Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

View information on what to bring (PDF).


Interstate 64 and Route 60 West are the primary routes to leave the City but please note that traffic will likely be heavy. It is best to evacuate as early as possible. The City of Williamsburg is a host jurisdiction during an evacuation of coastal areas - this means people may be leaving their homes in other jurisdictions to potentially relocate here.

Hurricane Disaster Supply Kit

Make sure to have supplies on hand to last each person at least three days. Download a printable Emergency Supplies List (PDF) from the Virginia Department of Health to help you get ready for emergencies.