Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan (COVEOP)

The Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan provides the framework for how the state will support impacted local governments, individuals and businesses. It is compatible with the National Response Framework and outlines how Virginia will work with the federal government to deliver federal disaster assistance. The COVEOP improves our capability to respond to and recover from natural and human-caused disasters.

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Basic Plan and Appendices

Emergency Support Functions

Support Annexes

Hazard-Specific Annexes

Other Plans

Continuity Planning

Local Planning Guidance

Institution of Higher Education


For more information please contact:

Donna M. Pletch
Strategic Planning Branch Chief
(804) 674-2426

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