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Posted on: June 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Storm Recovery Information & Resources as of June 18, 2022

Goochland County - Important June 16th Storm Recovery Information and Resources - June 18 2022

The County activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and hotline (804-556-5678) on Friday to assist citizens.  Citizens are encouraged to call 804-556-5678 to report storm damage to homes and businesses or request storm related assistance. 

Cooling Resources

Cooling resources are available at the Goochland YMCA and all Goochland Fire Stations.

The Goochland YMCA in the Courthouse Village is open on Saturday, June 18th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 19th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for individuals to come for showers and to power electronic devices.   Individuals are asked to check in at the front desk and bring their own towels, toiletries, and charging cords.  It is located at 1800 Dickinson Rd., Goochland VA 23063.

In addition, residents can go to the nearest fire station to get cool and charge electronic devices.

Convenience Centers Waiving Residents' Fees for Brush Disposal Through July 15th

As a result of the storm, there is an immense amount of storm debris. Goochland County is waiving residents’ fees for brush disposal at the Central and Western Convenience Centers through Friday, July 15th, 2022, to give residents time to clean up from the storm. 

This applies ONLY to Goochland residents; it does not apply to commercial entities & operations.  The County’s Convenience Centers reopened on Saturday with their normal hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Agricultural Damage Assessment

Agricultural producers whose farming operations suffered damage in the storm on Thursday, June 16th are asked to notify the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Nicole Shuman of damages at their earliest convenience.  Damage assessments help the Commonwealth of Virginia and other agencies determine whether relief funding needs to be made available.

Contact Nicole Shuman via email at, call/voicemail at 804-556-5872, and text messages at 301-633-0652.  She will be available Tuesday, June 21st through Friday, June 24th for site visits if producers prefer.

Power Restoration

Our utility company partners are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.  Remember it is essential that you report down power lines and outages to your provider, do not assume it has already been reported.

Below are ways to report power outages:

Residents are encouraged to practice generator safety as you wait for restoration by power providers.   

Please remember to:

  • NEVER use a portable generator in your home or garage.
  • Point the exhaust AWAY from doors, windows, and vents.
  • The generator should be at least 20 FEET away from windows.
  • Turn off generators and let them cool down before refueling.

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