Disaster Information

When disaster strikes, you may need to locate official information from more than just your city or county of residence. Ready Hampton Roads pulls information from all over Hampton Roads so that you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Please note that this page is only updated during events and during recovery from disaster events

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Be Informed

Stay tuned to news media during and after an emergency event.

During a disaster, its critical that you listen for information from emergency officials, so make sure a battery-powered radio is in your emergency kit. Also consider signing up for your local alert program. Local media will convey instructions from the government such as:

  • Orders to evacuate - KNOW YOUR ZONE
  • Details about evacuation routes and shelters
  • Weather warnings and watches - Enter your zip code here.
  • How to safely stay where you are
  • Where to find assistance

Have you ever received a message on your phone that was like a text message but was not a text message? You probably received a Wireless Emergency Alert. Learn more here.

2-1-1 VA is also a very helpful community resource before, during and after an incident.  2-1-1 provides emergency updates on its home page during an incident.  Each time you call 2-1-1, you will connect with a live person who is professionally trained to assist you with finding the right resources for your family whether for shelter, food, mental health, assistance for those with disabilities, or child care.  The toll-free number is 1-800-230-6977.

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This website was developed under a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate (FEMA/GDP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of FEMA/GPD or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sustainment funding is provided by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC).
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