The goal of Emergency Management is to prepare the city to respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. Emergency Management works with local, state, and federal government partners, as well as non-governmental organizations to achieve this goal. Emergency Management conducts exercises to test and continuously revise the city's Emergency Operations Plan.
More emergency management information will be forthcoming. The updated regional Emergency Operations Plan was adopted October 16, 2014. The state's 2012 Emergency Operations Plan is also available for viewing.
Ebola hotline: The Virginia Department of Health opened an Ebola Hotline earlier this week to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginias. The number – 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343) – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Virginia’s 211 Call Center will be handling these calls using frequently asked questions (FAQs) developed by VDH. SWVA Today – Full Story.