The Office of Emergency Management promotes a comprehensive emergency management program to mitigate the community’s impacts from manmade, natural or technological disasters and potential catastrophic incidents by utilizing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies.
The City’s emergency management system is outlined in the State Code and within Local Ordinance.
Flood Mitigation Input
Like any other low lying coastal area, Virginia Beach's elevation and proximity to water makes it susceptible to flooding.
The public’s health and safety is a top priority for City officials, but they can’t do it alone.
Hurricane Hazards Fact Sheet
Hurricanes are violent storms which can bring intense winds, heavy rain, a storm surge, floods, coastal erosion, landslides, and tornadoes.
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The City of Virginia Beach uses VBAlert to send notifications to residents and visitors when there is a public safety incident.