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 City of Alexandria. Account not monitored 24/7.

It's still important for everyone to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. A few ways to limit risk include: ...
08/10/2020
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

It's still important for everyone to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. A few ways to limit risk include: wearing a cloth face covering, washing hands frequently & properly, practicing social distancing, avoiding crowds, social gatherings & visitors, covering coughs and sneezes, and limiting errands.

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge everyone to follow state orders to STAY HOME except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you must leave your home, keep 6 feet apart from others when in public, and wear a cloth face covering i...

Visit the City's Coronavirus page for local updates and to learn how to protect yourself and others around you.
08/09/2020
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Visit the City's Coronavirus page for local updates and to learn how to protect yourself and others around you.

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge everyone to follow state orders to STAY HOME except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you must leave your home, keep 6 feet apart from others when in public, and wear a cloth face covering i...

08/07/2020
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7-9 is the perfect time to purchase hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies. Eligible items include portable generators, gas-powered chainsaws, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, and other emergency supplies. https://youtu.be/Bxl1gWjdbv4

08/05/2020
Six Steps to Stop the Spread

With increased personal interaction comes an increased risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Protect yourself and others by following these 6 steps to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a contagious illness that spreads from person to person through droplets, from our noses and mouths. By following the Six Steps to Stop the Sprea...

Effective disaster response and recovery involves identifying and establishing an organization that serves the needs of ...
08/05/2020
Disaster Case Management:An Important Disaster Response Tool

Effective disaster response and recovery involves identifying and establishing an organization that serves the needs of vulnerable populations utilizing pre-disaster risk assessments and crisis management communication, with planned and tested tools and robust resources. Disaster Case Management is one such tool.

Collaboration among stakeholders using the right tools will help identify needs and find solutions to assist communities during the response and recovery phases

There's still time to register for the virtual #UntilHelpArrives session on Saturday, Aug. 8. Learn what to do to help s...
08/05/2020
Until Help Arrives

There's still time to register for the virtual #UntilHelpArrives session on Saturday, Aug. 8. Learn what to do to help save lives until first responders arrive during an emergency. Register here: https://bit.ly/2X5gxqK

For any incident, from a car crash to an active shooter normal people play an important role in saving lives. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our community save lives until our professional responders arrive. This class will teach you how to recognize viol...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flood Warning for the City of Alexandria until 1 p.m. NEV...
08/04/2020

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flood Warning for the City of Alexandria until 1 p.m. NEVER attempt to drive or walk through standing water. Turn around, don't drown. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

As we prepare for #Isaias, fully charge all of your electronic devices in case you lose power. Preserve battery life by ...
08/04/2020

As we prepare for #Isaias, fully charge all of your electronic devices in case you lose power. Preserve battery life by minimizing device use, and keep a back up power source to recharge your phone so you can stay connected during a power outage. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Hurricane

Receive emergency notifications by text or email, by subscribing to the City’s free Alexandria eNews service at alexandr...
08/03/2020

Receive emergency notifications by text or email, by subscribing to the City’s free Alexandria eNews service at alexandriava.gov/eNews.

As Tropical Storm #Isaias approaches, remember we are still facing an ongoing pandemic. Check your emergency kit to ensu...
08/03/2020

As Tropical Storm #Isaias approaches, remember we are still facing an ongoing pandemic. Check your emergency kit to ensure you have items such as cleaning supplies, cloth face coverings, and hand sanitizer. Be informed. Be prepared. https://www.ready.gov/kit

Have enough supplies for your household, and include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, and pet su...
08/03/2020

Have enough supplies for your household, and include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, and pet supplies that will last for at least 3 days. Learn more about emergency preparation for hurricanes and tropical storms. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Hurricane

We encourage residents and business owners to plan for flooding as part of their emergency preparedness.
08/03/2020
Flooding Information

We encourage residents and business owners to plan for flooding as part of their emergency preparedness.

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.

The NWS has issued the following watches: Tropical Storm on 8/2 effective immediately, Coastal Flood on 8/4 at 6 am and ...
08/02/2020
National Weather Service

The NWS has issued the following watches: Tropical Storm on 8/2 effective immediately, Coastal Flood on 8/4 at 6 am and Flash Flood on 8/4 at 11pm.

Monitor the weather and stay safe.

https://bit.ly/3hX3q31

Tropical Storm Isaias will bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding, high winds, and dangerous storm surge to portions of Florida and points northward into the Carolinas through Monday. Heavy rainfall and flooding will then shift into the Northeast later in the week. Otherwise, severe thunderstorms are....

The NWS has issued a flash flood watch beginning 8/3 11 pm to 8/4 11 pm in advance of #Isaias. Heavy rainfall is expecte...
08/02/2020

The NWS has issued a flash flood watch beginning 8/3 11 pm to 8/4 11 pm in advance of #Isaias. Heavy rainfall is expected Tuesday in our region. Monitor the weather and be prepared. https://bit.ly/33lgviC

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 3 AM Sunday. Thunderstorms may produce between 1-3 inches of rain this even...
08/01/2020

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 3 AM Sunday. Thunderstorms may produce between 1-3 inches of rain this evening. Flash flooding may occur in urban areas. Monitor later forecasts. https://bit.ly/33gtvpy

During an emergency, it's imperative to have the knowledge and skill to help others in need until first responders arriv...
07/29/2020
Until Help Arrives

During an emergency, it's imperative to have the knowledge and skill to help others in need until first responders arrive. Learn what to do during an emergency situation to help save lives by signing up for Until Help Arrives training. Volunteer Alexandria is offering a virtual session on Saturday, Aug. 8. Register here: https://bit.ly/2X5gxqK

For any incident, from a car crash to an active shooter normal people play an important role in saving lives. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our community save lives until our professional responders arrive. This class will teach you how to recognize viol...

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH today from  3-11 pm. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are po...
07/28/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH today from 3-11 pm. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are possible, which could result in isolated rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches in a short amount of time. https://bit.ly/39zFZK5

To #BeattheHeat, stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity, and check on your elderly neighbors. Know the difference between...
07/28/2020

To #BeattheHeat, stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity, and check on your elderly neighbors. Know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take the necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. Stay informed, and stay safe Alexandria!

The City is providing cooling center hours today and tomorrow to help #BeattheHeat. Cooling center locations include:Jul...
07/27/2020
Heat Safety Tips and Resources

The City is providing cooling center hours today and tomorrow to help #BeattheHeat. Cooling center locations include:

July 27-28: Oswald Durant Center (1605 Cameron St.) and Minnie Howard (3801 W. Braddock Rd.), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat

It is NEVER safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car, even in the winter. If you have a toddler in your household, lock your cars, even in your own driveway.  Kids play in cars or wander outside and get into a car and can die in 10 minutes! A reported 10 toddlers have died ...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle...
07/24/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Turn around, don't drown. https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

Prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths by staying hydrated and limiting your outdoor activities. If you have to go ou...
07/23/2020

Prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths by staying hydrated and limiting your outdoor activities. If you have to go outside, plan ahead and look before you lock to prevent leaving pets or children in the car during extreme heat. #BeattheHeat

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for our area until 6:30 pm. We are also under a FLASH FLOO...
07/22/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for our area until 6:30 pm. We are also under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 11 pm.

Be aware of your surroundings and stay inside if you can.

https://bit.ly/30Fwzsf

07/22/2020
Six Steps to Stop the Spread

The Alexandria Health Department reminds everyone that you're safer at home. Take these 6 six steps to continue preventing the spread of coronavirus. Stay informed. Stay safe. Stay healthy. https://youtu.be/MY3-LqrU7fA

COVID-19 is a contagious illness that spreads from person to person through droplets, from our noses and mouths. By following the Six Steps to Stop the Sprea...

The City is providing cooling center hours to help you #BeattheHeat over the next couple of days. Cooling center locatio...
07/22/2020
City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Cooling Centers Extended Through Thursday; HIV Testing Available; Composting Resumes; Physical Distancing Signs Available

The City is providing cooling center hours to help you #BeattheHeat over the next couple of days. Cooling center locations include:

July 22-23: Oswald Durant Center and Minnie Howard, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
July 23: Torpedo Factory Art Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home. Older adults, persons with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women are at greater risk for severe disease and are advised to minimize potential exposures as much as possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning until for Alexandria until 1215 AM EDT. Doppler radar indicated ...
07/21/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning until for Alexandria until 1215 AM EDT.

Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will cause flooding. 1 to 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of around an inch are possible.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads.

https://bit.ly/3eLUpIa

With a heat advisory in effect through Tuesday, make sure you're prepared if you're planning to be away from home. Beat ...
07/18/2020
City of Alexandria Opens Cooling Centers in Response to Hazardous Heat Forecast

With a heat advisory in effect through Tuesday, make sure you're prepared if you're planning to be away from home. Beat the heat by stay hydrated and limit your outdoor activities. Make note of some of the cooling centers that will be open throughout the City and stop in if you need some time out of the sun. Have a safe and healthy weekend, Alexandria!

Alexandria is under a hazardous weather outlook through July 21, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Cooling centers will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 18, through Tuesday, July 21.

We're expecting hot temperatures combined with high humidity over the next few days. Heat indices will approach 105 degr...
07/17/2020

We're expecting hot temperatures combined with high humidity over the next few days. Heat indices will approach 105 degrees. Protect yourself and others from heat-related illnesses by staying hydrated, staying in cool locations, and limiting outdoor activities.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the City of Alexandria and surrounding areas until 6:1...
07/07/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the City of Alexandria and surrounding areas until 6:15 AM.

Please visit weather.gov/lwx for the latest information & warnings.

07/04/2020

Wishing a very Happy Fourth of July to our emergency preparedness partners and the Alexandria community. Have a safe and relaxing Fourth!

07/03/2020
Six Steps to Stop the Spread

Although it's a holiday weekend, you are still safest at home except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you have plans to go out to celebrate the Fourth of July, take these 6 steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. https://youtu.be/MY3-LqrU7fA

COVID-19 is a contagious illness that spreads from person to person through droplets, from our noses and mouths. By following the Six Steps to Stop the Sprea...

06/21/2020

Wishing all the dads a very relaxing and Happy Father's Day! Celebrate safely and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Alexandria until 9 pm tonight by @NWS_BaltWash. Numerous showers and scattered t...
06/20/2020

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Alexandria until 9 pm tonight by @NWS_BaltWash.

Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected through early this evening may result in flash flooding of small stream and urban areas.

You never know when a disaster may occur. Make a plan with your family today. Know how you’ll contact one another and re...
06/20/2020
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

You never know when a disaster may occur. Make a plan with your family today. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Be informed. Be prepared.

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Even as the Commonwealth continues to reopen, please take necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Practice...
06/19/2020

Even as the Commonwealth continues to reopen, please take necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Practice physical distancing, wash your hands thoroughly and wear a cloth face covering when out in public. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

Learn lifesaving skills by signing up for Until Help Arrives training. Volunteer Alexandria is offering a virtual sessio...
06/18/2020
Until Help Arrives

Learn lifesaving skills by signing up for Until Help Arrives training. Volunteer Alexandria is offering a virtual session on June 22 and there's still time to register. Know what to do to help others during an emergency before first responders arrive.

For any incident, from a car crash to an active shooter normal people play an important role in saving lives. It is imperative that we provide the knowledge and skills necessary to help our community save lives until our professional responders arrive. This class will teach you how to recognize viol...

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Alexandria, VA
22314

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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