An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

Code of Virginia Authority

This resource is maintained by Policy and Communications

Authority given to VDEM under the Code of Virginia

  • Declare State of Emergency*
  • Control and Regulate Resources*
  • Direct Mandatory Evacuation
  • Commit State Resources
  • Expend ‘Sum Sufficient’ Monies
  • Suspend Normal Procurement Procedures*
  • Request Federal Assistance
  • Pre-Delegation of Authority
  • All Actions Necessary for Protection of Public

Links to Relevant Code Sections
Virginia Emergency & Disaster Services Laws
Title 44-146.13 – 44-146.40: Code of Virginia


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