Click to Home
Go To Search
Resources & Information
RoCo Ready

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
Traffic Alert: Lane Closure on Westbound Route 11/460 in Dixie Caverns Area of Roanoke County
The right lane of westbound Route 11/460 is closed in Roanoke County in the Dixie Caverns area. The closure is in place due to a depression in the pavement just south of Route 11/460’s intersection with Route 940 (Fallbrooke Drive). Read on...
Follow Roanoke County's Budget Development Process
Management & Budget staff's Budget Development web page features important documents, a comprehensive calendar of budget-related meetings, and more resources to help citizens follow the budget development process. Read on...