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Emergency Supply Kit

When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Read More

Ready America

Information for Kids

Information for Seniors

Information for People with Disabilities & Other Special Needs

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

Division of Fire has prepared a Community Disaster Preparedness Manual (PDF, 143 kb), which covers many kinds of disasters, including hurricanes, winter storms, and terrorism. The manual includes lists of things to do before and during an emergency, and lists of things you might want to have on hand. Here is the Spanish version: Manual de Preparacin comunal para casos de desastres (PDF).


Other Resources

Division of Police

FEMA – Emergency Planning and Checklists

FEMA – Terrorism

FEMA – Recovering from Disaster

American Red Cross Disaster Services

Avian and Pandemic Flu Information

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Hurricane Preparedness

Be mindful of the quickly approaching hurricane Hurricane Preparedness season by taking a time out to get prepared.

Hurricane Preparedness


Hurricane Preparedness

Learn about hurricane hazards and what you can do to help protect yourself, your family, and your property. Click here for information.


Know What Hurricane WATCH and WARNING Mean

WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours.

WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNING, usually within 24 hours.