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Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA

Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA OEM provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to residents of the

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11/29/2022

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Congratulations to the 18 volunteers who recently graduated from CERT training this fall! The Community Emergency Respon...
11/02/2022

Congratulations to the 18 volunteers who recently graduated from CERT training this fall! The Community Emergency Response Team is trained to be better prepared and respond to emergencies & assist first responders and emergency management staff as needed during preparation, response & recovery efforts. The Fall 2022 CERT class was Acting Emergency Manager Ray Whatley's last class before retiring with 31 years of service. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

If you’re interested in preparing for emergencies and disasters, then come to CERTCON 2022! The Community Emergency Resp...
10/28/2022

If you’re interested in preparing for emergencies and disasters, then come to CERTCON 2022!

The Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in the National Capital Region are hosting a conference on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. It will take place at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA.

Register now at the CERTCON website https://www.certcon.org/. Tickets for the 2 days are just $35. You may also attend on Saturday only for $20 or on Sunday only for $15.

Congratulations to Captain Ray Whatley on his retirement after 31 years with Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA . Y...
10/27/2022

Congratulations to Captain Ray Whatley on his retirement after 31 years with Fire Department, City of Alexandria, VA . Your contribution to Alexandria as a first responder and an emergency manager is appreciated and you will be missed. Thank you for your dedication and your service.

Are you ready to ShakeOut? , the international earthquake drill, is coming up soon on 10/20, make sure to register yours...
10/15/2022
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

Are you ready to ShakeOut? , the international earthquake drill, is coming up soon on 10/20, make sure to register yourself or your organization to be counted among the millions participating: ShakeOut.org/register.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes. Register to participate in your state or country's drill at www.ShakeOut.org.

Earlier this week, OEM staff conducted a 60-min exercise w/Boy Scouts of America Troop 131 to help Scouts earn Emergency...
10/07/2022

Earlier this week, OEM staff conducted a 60-min exercise w/Boy Scouts of America Troop 131 to help Scouts earn Emergency Preparedness badges. The exercise consisted of 1 operational period focusing on fire & flood response, coordination, communication, & situational awareness.

NWS has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Alexandria, valid until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Please pay attention to loc...
09/30/2022
Flooding Information

NWS has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Alexandria, valid until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Please pay attention to local weather reports to prepare for possible flooding. Never attempt to walk or drive thru standing water. Turn around, don't drown.

Alexandria’s low elevation and its proximity to the Potomac River make it susceptible to flooding. Use the information below to prepare yourself for flooding.

Determine how you will protect yourself from flooding. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It only takes 6...
08/09/2022

Determine how you will protect yourself from flooding. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to pull you under and 1 foot of moving water to sweep your vehicle away. Visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding

Learn about basic disaster response skills for FREE with the CERT program. CERT Training is coming up in September. Regi...
08/08/2022

Learn about basic disaster response skills for FREE with the CERT program. CERT Training is coming up in September. Registration for the Fall 2022 session is now open. The deadline to register is September 5. Learn more and register: https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

Determine how you will protect yourself from flooding. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It only takes 6...
08/08/2022
Hurricanes | Ready.gov

Determine how you will protect yourself from flooding. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to pull you under and 1 foot of moving water to sweep your vehicle away. Visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Learn how to prepare for a hurricane, stay safe during a hurricane, and what to do when returning home from a hurricane. Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or....

The City is under a heat advisory from 11 am to 8 pm today. The heat index values are projected to be around 106 today. ...
08/04/2022

The City is under a heat advisory from 11 am to 8 pm today. The heat index values are projected to be around 106 today. Stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors as much as possible. Alexandria also offers cooling centers across the city. Learn more here: alexandriava.gov/go/3791

NWS has issued a heat advisory for Alexandria for 11am-8pm, Thurs., Aug. 4. The heat index values are projected to be ar...
08/03/2022
Heat Safety

NWS has issued a heat advisory for Alexandria for 11am-8pm, Thurs., Aug. 4. The heat index values are projected to be around 106. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. For tips on preparing for extreme heat visit: https://www.alexandriava.gov/health-department/heat-safety

Need to beat the summer heat? Play it safe during high temperatures and follow the tips below to stay cool.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains community members to be better prepared to respond to emerge...
07/31/2022

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains community members to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations. Registration for the fall 2022 session is open thru Monday, Sept. 5. Learn more about the program and register: https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

07/31/2022
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There's potential for thunderstorms later today into the evening. Pay attention to alerts and warnings during and after the storm. Sign up for FREE emergency alerts at alexandriava.gov/eNews

We’re expecting thunderstorms and possible flooding Friday evening. If possible, stay off the roads and indoors. If you ...
07/29/2022
Thunderstorms & Lightning | Ready.gov

We’re expecting thunderstorms and possible flooding Friday evening. If possible, stay off the roads and indoors. If you have to go out, don’t drive or walk through flooded roadways. Turn around, don't drown https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Learn what to do if you are under a thunderstorm warning and how to stay safe when a thunderstorm threatens. Prepare for Thunder & Lightning Stay Safe During Stay Safe After Related Content Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims...

07/27/2022
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There's a potential for severe thunderstorms and isolated instances of flooding on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Stay informed and sign up for free emergency alerts at alexandriava.gov/eNews

It's still hurricane season and we encourage everyone to prepare now. Don't wait for the disaster to happen. Alexandria’...
07/27/2022
Alexandria's Office of Emergency Management: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

It's still hurricane season and we encourage everyone to prepare now. Don't wait for the disaster to happen. Alexandria’s Office of Emergency Management recommends safety precautions to help in preparation. Stay and stay safe. https://youtu.be/vtt0Pxwn_rw

The Alexandria Office of Emergency Management provides tips for hurricane preparedness. 1) Determine your risks. 2) Develop an evacuation plan. 3) Assemble a...

You can interact with a hurricane archive that shows the path and intensity of previous tropical storms and hurricanes. ...
07/26/2022

You can interact with a hurricane archive that shows the path and intensity of previous tropical storms and hurricanes. Use this tool to help prepare for the next storm. Visit coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes

Never leave a child, person with disabilities, or pet in a vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle can rise rapidl...
07/25/2022

Never leave a child, person with disabilities, or pet in a vehicle. Temperatures inside a parked vehicle can rise rapidly and cause hyperthermia. Stay informed and stay safe. www.weather.gov/safety/heat-children-pets

During extreme heat, your body can’t cool itself down as normal. Be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of heat illn...
07/25/2022

During extreme heat, your body can’t cool itself down as normal. Be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of heat illness. Stay hydrated today and visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness for more safety & preparedness tips for warm weather.

Today is expected to be the hottest of the past couple of days. The City is offering extended cooling center hours at Ch...
07/24/2022

Today is expected to be the hottest of the past couple of days. The City is offering extended cooling center hours at Charles Houston Rec Center and Patrick Henry Rec Center, which are open thru 8pm. Stay hydrated & limit your time outdoors. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/go/3791

Take safety precautions to prepare for the extreme heat expected today. Rely on insulation and cover your windows with s...
07/24/2022
Extreme Heat | Ready.gov

Take safety precautions to prepare for the extreme heat expected today. Rely on insulation and cover your windows with shades to reduce the heat. Stay hydrated, limit your time in the sun & check on neighbors who don't have cooling systems. https://www.ready.gov/heat

Learn how to stay safe when extreme heat threatens. Prepare for Extreme Heat Be Safe During Heat-Related Illnesses Associated Content

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Alexandria, which is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday, July 24. The heat i...
07/23/2022
Heat Safety

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Alexandria, which is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday, July 24. The heat index values will be around 105, with the highest values along and east of I-95. Visit https://bit.ly/3zns2wj for preparedness actions.

Need to beat the summer heat? Play it safe during high temperatures and follow the tips below to stay cool.

Identify places in your community where you can go to cool off. The city offers several cooling centers located across t...
07/23/2022
Seasonal and Emergency Warming and Cooling Options

Identify places in your community where you can go to cool off. The city offers several cooling centers located across the city for those without cooling systems. Visit https://bit.ly/3B3yt9Z to find a location near you. Stay safe Alexandria!

During the summer and winter months, the City of Alexandria offers several locations as options to those without heating or cooling in their homes.

Learn more about storm surge and how to stay safe!  https://youtu.be/bBa9bVYKLP0
07/22/2022
Storm Surge Fast Draw

Learn more about storm surge and how to stay safe! https://youtu.be/bBa9bVYKLP0

This fast draw video provides an explanation of storm surge. Storm surge is what officials use when determining who to evacuate. Remember, when officials s...

Alexandria offers cooling centers to those without cooling in their homes, including recreation centers & libraries. Wit...
07/22/2022

Alexandria offers cooling centers to those without cooling in their homes, including recreation centers & libraries. With hot temperatures expected this weekend, stay hydrated and limit your time in the sun. Visit https://bit.ly/3B3yt9Z for safety tips and cooling center hours.

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Thursday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and temperatures will reach up to 100°F thi...
07/21/2022
City of Alexandria Offers Cooling Centers in Response to Excessive Heat Forecast

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Thursday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and temperatures will reach up to 100°F this weekend. Be prepared for extreme heat and take the proper precautions. For safety tips & info about cooling centers, visit alexandriava.gov/go/3791.

Visit alexandriava.gov for more information.

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Alexandria, in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 20. The heat index value...
07/20/2022
Heat Safety

NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Alexandria, in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 20. The heat index values will be around 102 to 106. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. For safety & preparedness info, visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/health-department/heat-safety

Need to beat the summer heat? Play it safe during high temperatures and follow the tips below to stay cool.

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s Thursday afternoon and again Saturday through Monday. During extended h...
07/20/2022
City of Alexandria Offers Cooling Centers in Response to Excessive Heat Forecast

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s Thursday afternoon and again Saturday through Monday. During extended heat waves, stay indoors, limit your exposure to the sun & stay hydrated. Find more heat safety tips and info on cooling centers here: alexandriava.gov/go/3791

Visit alexandriava.gov for more information.

If you’re not in an evacuation zone, be sure to stay away from floodwaters and never drive or walk through flooded areas...
07/20/2022

If you’re not in an evacuation zone, be sure to stay away from floodwaters and never drive or walk through flooded areas. Storm surge can cause major damage to your home and pose a significant threat for drownings. Stay informed. www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

When preparing for a hurricane, sit down with your family and friends and discuss how to stay in contact with each other...
07/18/2022

When preparing for a hurricane, sit down with your family and friends and discuss how to stay in contact with each other, where to go, and what to do. For more info to help you be , visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane

07/16/2022

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING which expires at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, July 17. Maintain awareness. Turn around don't drown.

07/16/2022

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways.

To be  for a hurricane, you must prepare by packing an emergency supply kit, reviewing your insurance policy, and follow...
07/15/2022

To be for a hurricane, you must prepare by packing an emergency supply kit, reviewing your insurance policy, and following emergency instructions from local officials. https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane

Address

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 746-5256

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It's free and virtual! Join us on Monday, February 21 at 6:30 pm for the next Until Help Arrives training class. Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA https://bit.ly/34FgQ2K
The Mason Police UAS Unit assisted the Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA documenting tidal flooding along the Potomac River.

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Please be on the look out for my sister she is missing in VA/DC area and she is from California. She was out there touring DC capital and taking public transportation. We feel that maybe someone offered her a ride and took her. She need her medication. Her name is Stephanie Harrison
This morning, AFD responded to an electrical malfunction to a 17-story residential apartment building on Tower Ct. Power to the building has been cut & residents are being safely evacuated w/help from the Fire Marshal’s Office. AFD & Dominion Energy
on scene to support residents and repairs.

Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA also on scene and has established a cooling center at Patrick Henry ES/Recreation Center.
Good tips on helping neighbors prepare before a hurricane from the Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA.
Our Second Dam Exercise of the Week! We're always exercising our emergency plans because severe weather can strike at any time. Today, Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, and the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District held a virtual tabletop exercise to rehearse what the response to flooding upstream and downstream would look like. It is a good reminder that all emergency plans should be reviewed and exercised to remain updated!

👏🏼A special shout-out to Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA for helping put together and conducting this exercise with us!

Dams in Fairfax County: https://bit.ly/3uXRNzp

Dam Hazard Page in the CERG: https://bit.ly/3x75lKT
INFO :: Participate in Virginia’s annual Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week March 15-19. The annual drill is an excellent opportunity to test public warning systems and make a plan with your family and coworkers in case of a tornado.

Alexandria residents and businesses are encouraged to perform a tornado drill and post pictures of your participation using . Follow the Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA for severe weather preparedness tips and information. To receive emergency notifications by text or email, subscribe to the City’s free Alexandria eNews service at alexandriava.gov/eNews and select the Severe Weather Alerts topic.
Good information to know, and follow! Thank you Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA
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In celebration of , we’d like to recognize emergency managers in our team and also from Ready Arlington City of Fairfax Government Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA! These leaders are leaving an enduring impact in emergency management and are making a difference in our community!
👏Thank you for all that you do!
This morning Northern Virginia emergency planners and managers met with FEMA Region 3 for a technical assistance meeting for our upcoming 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan update. Best practices, new requirements, and potential challenges were discussed.
🤝 FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Ready Prince William, Office of Emergency Management, City of Alexandria, VA, City of Manassas Fire Rescue Department

To view our current plan 📝www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/emergency-plans
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