Keep a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio and extra batteries available

Local media will relay instructions about:

  • Orders to evacuate.
  • Details about evacuation routes.
  • Locations of evacuation shelters.
  • How to safely stay where you are.
  • Where to find assistance.
  • Weather warnings and watches.

Get a NOAA Weather Radio so you can hear severe weather warnings directly from the National Weather Service.

Be ready. Be mobile.

VDEM Ready Virginia Mobile App

Prepare for any type of emergency situation. Find out about disasters in advance with local weather and public health alerts. Locate hurricane evacuation routes and nearby open shelters. Preparing for disasters is one of the most important things you can do for the safety of you and your family. The Ready Virginia app provides you with up-to-the-minute information that affects every Virginian.

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