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Below are resources and information to help you prepare for an emergency.

Getting Prepared / Making Plans
VDEM Preparedness Checklist

Warnings and Alerts



Know Your Flood Plain
Floodplain Viewer
View the Roanoke County Floodplain App to see a rendering of Roanoke County's floodways. You can search by Roanoke County street address or owner name. Select the layers to see floodways, 100 year floodplain, and the 500 year floodplain.


Cleaning Up After A Disaster
Crisis Cleanup has established a toll-free 1-800 number for citizens needing assistance with cleaning up after the storm. Hurricane Florence Home Cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954 to request help from voluntary agencies. Learn more at the Crisis Cleanup website.


What You Can Do to Pre
vent Flooding Damage

  • Clear out your roof gutters.
  • Remove leaves and debris from storm drain inlets or ditch lines near your property. 
  • Elevate all valuable items off of the ground, particularly in basements.
  • Park your vehicle on higher ground
  • If you have to evacuate, unplug all appliances and electronics and turn off electricity at the main electrical box before leaving.

Alternate Language Emergency Preparedness Documents
Download Emergency Preparedness Booklets provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement translated in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Nepali, Somali, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Sgaw Karen, and Karenni. 


News - View All
Trash Collection Update for Friday, December 14, 2018
As of 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 13th, a vast majority of Monday's,Tuesday’s and Wednesday's routes have now been collected. A portion of Thursday routes were completed as well. Read on...
Traffic Alert: Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Temporary Closures for Routine Maintenance (MP 112-120)
The Blue Ridge Parkway may be closed for maintenance weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., until December 21, 2018 to all activity from MP 112 - 120 (VA Route 24 - US Route 220). Visitors should anticipate intermittent and temporary closures in this work zone. Read on...