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


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Who to Call to Report Outages

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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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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Va. Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Michael
Virginia businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Michael on Oct. 10-15, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Read on...
Roanoke County Releases 2018 Community Strategic Plan Update
At this year's State of the County, Roanoke County released its 2018 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that details to progress made toward achieving the goals set out in the 2016 Community Strategic Plan. Read on...