Emergency Management

Mission

The Department of Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

  1. Holiday Fire Safety

    According to FEMA, the top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve. Read on...
  2. Winter Weather Safety

    Winter storms can range from freezing rain or ice, to a few hours of moderate snowfall, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, power outages and unpredictable road conditions. Learn more
  3. Know Your Zone

    Know your evacuation zone before the storm hits. On June 1, 2017, Virginia launched new tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia developed in close cooperation with local emergency managers throughout the region. Read More
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Additional Information

Middle Peninsula All Hazards Mitigation Plan 2016
Disaster Preparedness Guide 2019