Epes Elementary School

855 Lucas Creek Road     Newport News, VA 23608     Phone: (757) 886-7755     Fax: (757) 989-0015

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Surry Plant Information

As a part of Epes's emergency operations plan,this is to notify you that our school is located within the ten (10) mile radius of the Surry Power Station. In accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Newport News Department of Emergency Management procedures, Epes may be directed to either evacuate or shelter-in-place in the event of an incident at the Surry Power Station during the school day.

If we evacuate, our students and staff will be taken to a safe location where they will be sheltered until this area is deemed safe or other arrangements are made. We will implement our plan to reunite you and your child in an orderly and documented manner. Please wait to pick up your child until you are instructed to do so.

If we shelter-in-place, the students and staff will remain in their classrooms. All doors and windows will be shut and the heating, cooling and ventilation systems will be turned off. Students and staff will remain sheltered until directed otherwise by the city Emergency Operations Center. Please do not come to Epes until directed to do so after the area is declared safe. Doing otherwise may put you and your child at risk.

For any emergency, information and updates will be released on local television and radio stations, the school divisions cable channel 47, on the web site www.nnschools.org, and through our family phone messaging system as information becomes available or changes. To keep our phones available for emergencies, please do not call the school. As mentioned previously, please do not come to the school and put you and your child at risk.

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please feel free to contact me at 757 886-7755.


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