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Posted on: January 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Snowstorm Recovery Update Information

Goochland County - Important Snowstorm Recovery Update Information - January 4th

Goochland County has opened an emergency warming shelter at Byrd Elementary School, 2704 Hadensville-Fife Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 for those county residents without power.  Access the warming shelter through the front entrance to the gymnasium. The warming shelter is operational now and will remain open as needed.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own cell phone chargers, snacks, and medication. Due to COVID-19, masks and other social distancing measures will be required while in the warming shelter.

*** January 4th 9:30PM Update ***

Goochland County's Warming Shelter at Byrd Elementary School closed for the night at 9PM. The County will be offering additional options tomorrow, January 5th. Updates will be posted to, on the County's Facebook (, and Twitter (@GoochlandGovtVA) accounts. 

Emergencies & Urgent Needs

This morning Goochland County activated Goochland’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as Goochland County Fire-Rescue and the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office continue to respond to incidents from the storm.  Please remember that calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.

Residents with urgent needs resulting from the storm should call 804-657-2057, the county will work to address the needs as quickly and safely as possible.

Power Outage Restoration

Our utility company partners are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.  They continue to make progress towards restoration with crews working out in the field, as of 3:30 p.m. 47% of the county is still without power. 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.

VDEM Generator Safety

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we recover from Monday’s winter snowstorm.  

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