Citizen Information Resources
Office of Emergency Management, Albemarle County
September is Emergency Preparedness Month! Ms. Allison Farole of the Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center will give a presentation on Emergency Preparedness at 7PM on Wednesday September 24th at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet.
- Learn about Personal Preparedness
- Learn about our Local Hazards
- Discuss Personal safety
- See how to build an emergency kit
- Having a family plan
- Developing a Communication Plan
Additional details on the event flyer, click here to get it.
Community Emergency Alert
You can register to receive phone messages, text messages and e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system is TTY/TDD compatible.
Register at https://acuecc.onthealert.com/
* Weather Warnings (Severe thunderstorm, Tornado, Flooding / Flash flooding, Winter storm)
* Major Events (Evacuation order, Shelter-in-place order, Gas leak, Boil water advisory, Amber
alert / missing person alert)
* Other (Community events with road closures, Major traffic disruption)
The Office of Emergency Management can be reached at 971-1263 or 970-1798 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM) if you need help with registration for any reason (e.g., no computer, no e-mail, problems with the registration form, etc.).
The Emergency Communications Center has social media tools to help the community be aware of daily interruptions, such as road closure due to accidents.
* Twitter – Follow #CommEmerg on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/CommEmerg )
* Facebook – Like the Charlottesville, UVA, Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center page on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/CommEmerg )
* Local television (if you have power)
* Radio stations
* Print media
The 979-INFO (979-4636) telephone line may be activated to provide the support during emergencies or situations in which there is a heavy call volume from the public.
* Community emergency page (www.communityemergency.org)
* Virginia Department of Emergency Management (www.vdem.state.va.us)
* Ready Virginia (www.readyvirginia.gov)
* FEMA’s Ready Website (www.readyvirginia.gov)
* Red Cross (www.redcross.org)
For those with smart phones, there are many emergency applications you can download to get information before, during and after an emergency.
* Ready Virginia app
* VDOT 511
* Red Cross (First Aid, Hurricane, Earthquake, etc.)
* Various weather apps
November 2013 (From the Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management)