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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Make a Plan

Emergency Plan - Listen to radio or TV for information. Ensure supply of water for drinking and sanitary purposes. Secure your home, close windows and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors. Limit using the phone, except for serious emergencies.

Because emergency can strike at any time, it is important to decide ahead of time how you and your family will react if and when a disaster comes. Emergency plans should include:

  • Discussing with your family the types of disaster that are most likely to happen and what to do in each case
  • Deciding where your family will meet in case you can't return home
  • Asking an out-of-town friend or relative to be your emergency contact, making sure all family members know to call this person in an emergency to check in
  • Making a visual or written record of your possessions to help you claim losses in the event of damage
  • Making additional plans for pets, and for elderly or disabled neighbors who might need extra assistance
FEMA's Ready.gov has great templates to get you started. Click here to view their Make A Plan page and download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids and the Commuter Emergency Plan templates.
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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