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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: Sorrel Lane (Route 1325) Temporary Closure Beginning 9/19/18
There will be a closure of Sorrel Lane (Route 1325) to through traffic south of the Bridle Lane (Route 1315) intersection in Roanoke County. The closing of Sorrel Lane will start on 9/19/18 and will in place for approximately two weeks. Read on...
Roanoke County to Resume Normal Operations
(September 17, 2018) At 4:00 p.m. today, Roanoke County will terminate its local emergency declaration and resume normal operations. Read on...