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RoCo Ready
Emergency Management information for Roanoke County residents in the event of an emergency or disaster.


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Key Safety Messages
  • Prepare an emergency kit and enough food, water and any prescription medications to last for at least 72 hours. 
  • Do not attempt to drive in flowing water. #TurnAroundDontDrown
  • For immediate updates, please enter your phone cell phone number into our RoCo Alert Citizen Alert system
  • To report a power outage, please contact Appalachian Power at 1-800-956-4237.
  • To report a water or sewage emergency, please contact the Western Virginia Water Authority at 540-853-5700.
  • Report road hazards (blocked roads, etc.) directly to VDOT at 1-800-367-7623 or use the MyVDOT online form.
  • Calls or texts to 9-1-1 should be reserved for medical, fire, or police emergency situations only. 




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Traffic Alert: Route 220 at Roanoke/Franklin County Line Open to Traffic
Route 220 north and southbound at the Roanoke/Franklin County line has been re-opened to traffic this afternoon. While additional work is still needed in the northbound lane, the permanent lane closures that were in place have been lifted. Read on...
Roanoke County Names Assistant County Administrator
Roanoke County Administrator Daniel R. O’Donnell is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca E. Owens as an Assistant County Administrator, effective January 5, 2019. Owens previously served as the County’s Finance Director. Read on...