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Hurricane Preparedness

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula will close effective Wednesday, September 12, 2018 through the remainder of the week. If you are in need of assistance please call United Way's First Call at 757.594.4636. 

Hurricane Florence Resources:

For all real-time news updates by location on hurricane Florence, click HERE.

Be prepared for any outcome of hurricane Florence. If you have questions or do not know where to start, take a look at our Hurricane Preparedness Guide.

For all assistance needs, call First Call at 757.594.4636.

Want to help those in need? Donate to our Disaster Relief Fund by clicking "donate" in the top right hand corner. 100% of all money raised, will go straight back to disaster releif in our local communities.

Emergency Shelters:


Bethel High School - Pet Friendly 

Kraft Elementary School

Tucker-Capps Elementary School

David Middle School

Forrest Middle School

Phenix School - Medically dependant and general population


Newport News:

Warwick High school- Pet Friendly 

Menchville High school - Medically dependant and general population

Hines middle school

Gildersleeve middle school

Hidenwood elementary

Palmer elementary

Sanders elementary

South Morrison elementary

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Shelter for single homeless men and women - Starting Wednesday at 12pm


Poquoson/ York County:

Grafton High school


James City County/ Williamsburg:

James City County/Williamsburg Community Center 



Peasley Middle school


Hampton Roads Transit will be providing free bus transportation to everyone, including para transit.