Essex County Virginia

Essex Emergency Shelter

Essex Intermediate School

The Essex County Emergency Shelter located at:
Essex Intermediate School,
912 Intermediate School Circle, Tappahannock.

Non-ambulatory persons with special medical needs who require shelter should contact the Essex County Emergency Operations Center at 443-5805 for further information.


  • Pillows and pillowcases for each person.
  • Board games for entertainment.
  • Special items for infants (clothes, diapers, milk or formula, water to mix with dry formula, powder, bottles and nipples, food, small toys, blankets, portable crib, etc.).
  • Personal hygiene items such as towels, washcloths, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine supplies.
  • prescription medications and any other medical supplies.
  • Snacks, comfort food and special dietary needs.
  • Reading and writing materials.
  • Flashlight with batteries.
  • Change of clothes, including rain gear, sturdy shoes, and extra socks and underwear.
  • Extra pair of glasses or contacts, and contact lens case and solution.
  • Special items for elderly or disabled family members.


  • Illegal Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Any form of Weapon
  • You will not be allowed in the shelter with any of these items