July 30, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Hurricane Preparedness Expo Scheduled for Aug. 7

Gloucester County’s Emergency Management department is urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the threats that can come along with hurricane season, which will stretch into the fall.

With several storms already impacting coastal areas this early in the season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active year.

To help residents prepare, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department is planning a Preparedness Expo on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to coincide with Virginia’s Tax-Free Holiday. The Expo, which will be full of preparedness materials, activities, and information, will be held in partnership with and at the Gloucester Home Depot store.

Some good news from the
Virginia Department of Transportation!

ROUTE 14: The new bridge over Poropotank Creek is open at the Gloucester County and King and Queen County line. The detour has been lifted, restoring this direct route between the counties, as well as to the West Point area.

With 4-ft. shoulders, new guardrail and pavement on approaches, the new bridge also has no posted weight limit. Virginia’s State of Good Repair program funded the estimated $3.4 million bridge replacement project.

United Way Plans for "Day of Caring"

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula invites the public to join them on Friday, September 17 for its largest volunteer event of the year, "Day of Caring!"

Day of Caring brings together hundreds of volunteers from across the Virginia Peninsula to create a positive impact on the nonprofits and human service providers helping neighbors in need, and is recognized as the official United Way campaign kickoff of the community.

Registration will be available at the beginning of August at www.volunteerpeninsula.org where you can sign up to assist with projects such as completing yardwork for low income residents, reading to children, packing food bags for seniors, and more.

Day of Caring will begin with kickoff breakfasts (in Newport News and Williamsburg) to celebrate the impact of donors, volunteers, and local nonprofit organizations. Visit the Day of Caring page for more information.  
Walk to end Alzheimer's is Seeking Members to Form Teams
Disabled Veterans May Claim a Personal Property Tax Exemption

Gloucester County Commissioner of the Revenue JoAnne Harris reminds residents that the Disabled Veterans Personal Property Exemption went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. 

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary of Natural Resources, wants to hear from You!

Take the Public Stakeholder Survey to: Share local perceptions and interest in the Coastal Resilience Master Plan project; inform the technical study effort; and provide insight into how your community would prefer to be involved and contacted during future flooding resilience outreach efforts.
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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