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. Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season runs from JUNE1 to NOVEMBER 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. Hurricanes and tropical storms cause high winds, tornadoes and landslides, but their deadliest hazard is flooding. Read more...
  2. 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
  3. Will you Sink or Swim?

    The mission of the Sink or Swim initiative is to build broad awareness of the issues related to drug addiction and be an information resource for individuals and families impacted by drug use. Read on...
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Additional Information

Middle Peninsula All Hazards Mitigation Plan 2016
Disaster Guide 2018