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.

Operating as usual

Earlier today Emergency Management with the help of our CERT and Volunteer Fire Department were out helping our communit...
10/31/2021

Earlier today Emergency Management with the help of our CERT and Volunteer Fire Department were out helping our community after the coastal flooding.

The Coastal Flood Warning for our area has been extended to Sunday at 8 a.m. We're expecting rain throughout today w/pos...
10/29/2021

The Coastal Flood Warning for our area has been extended to Sunday at 8 a.m. We're expecting rain throughout today w/possible thunderstorms later. Don't attempt to walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Know what to do in case of flooding in your area: alexandriava.gov/Flooding

The Coastal Flood Warning for our area has been extended to Sunday at 8 a.m. We're expecting rain throughout today w/possible thunderstorms later. Don't attempt to walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Know what to do in case of flooding in your area: alexandriava.gov/Flooding

10/29/2021
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Alexandria is under a Coastal Flood Warning until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Make sure you stay in the know and can be prepared when there are emergencies in the city. Sign up for emergency alerts by visiting alexandriava.gov/eNews.

NWS has issued a Flood Watch for our area for Oct. 29 from 10am-6pm. Maintain awareness. Don't walk, swim or drive throu...
10/28/2021
Flooding Information

NWS has issued a Flood Watch for our area for Oct. 29 from 10am-6pm. Maintain awareness. Don't walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn around. Don't drown. Be prepared and stay informed so you know what to do to ensure you and your family are safe. alexandriava.gov/Flooding

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.

Make a plan for your household, including your pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what ...
10/28/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Make a plan for your household, including your pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from flooding. https://www.ready.gov/plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. 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 ...

NWS has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Alexandria from 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Wate...
10/28/2021
Flooding Information

NWS has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Alexandria from 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Water is expected to approach buildings near King and Union streets. Stay informed and prepared for flooding. Turn around, Don't drown. alexandriava.gov/flooding

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.

10/24/2021

Mount Vernon Ave will be closed from Bellefonte to Hume today 10:30am-4pm for the Del Ray Halloween Parade. The 100 block of North Royal St will be closed 8am-7pm for the Armenian Festival. Please keep these road closures in mind while in the City and plan alternative routes.

10/23/2021

The 100 block of North Royal St. will be closed from 12-7pm today and 8am-7pm on Sunday for the Armenian Arts & Food Festival.

Dispose of your expired medications during National Drug Take Back Day today. Multiple locations are prepared to accept ...
10/23/2021

Dispose of your expired medications during National Drug Take Back Day today. Multiple locations are prepared to accept any unwanted or expired medications, including pet medications. Learn more and find a location: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Opioids

Dispose of your expired medications during National Drug Take Back Day today. Multiple locations are prepared to accept any unwanted or expired medications, including pet medications. Learn more and find a location: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Opioids

If you were unable to participate in today's #ShakeOut earthquake drill, you can practice at any time. Have a conversati...
10/21/2021

If you were unable to participate in today's #ShakeOut earthquake drill, you can practice at any time. Have a conversation with your loved ones about what to do in case of an emergency situation, and conduct your own earthquake drill at your convenience. https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes

If you were unable to participate in today's #ShakeOut earthquake drill, you can practice at any time. Have a conversation with your loved ones about what to do in case of an emergency situation, and conduct your own earthquake drill at your convenience. https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes

Know what to do in an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and Hold ON! Practice along with millions at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, Oct....
10/20/2021
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

Know what to do in an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and Hold ON! Practice along with millions at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 during #ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill. ShakeOut.org/dropcoverholdon

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.

Are you ready to ShakeOut? The #ShakeOut earthquake drill is coming up soon on Oct. 21. Make sure to register yourself o...
10/19/2021

Are you ready to ShakeOut? The #ShakeOut earthquake drill is coming up soon on Oct. 21. Make sure to register yourself or your organization to be counted among the millions participating: ShakeOut.org/register.

Are you ready to ShakeOut? The #ShakeOut earthquake drill is coming up soon on Oct. 21. Make sure to register yourself or your organization to be counted among the millions participating: ShakeOut.org/register.

Include kids in your preparedness efforts. Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next house...
09/23/2021
Welcome to Ready Kids! | Ready.gov

Include kids in your preparedness efforts. Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting and discuss what to do in case of an emergency. www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness #PreparetoProtect

Ready Kids has tools and information to help kids, teens, parents, and those who work with youth before, during, and after disasters.

The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning which now expires at 2 p.m. Thursday. Maintain awareness. al...
09/23/2021
Flooding Information

The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning which now expires at 2 p.m. Thursday. Maintain awareness. alexandriava.gov/flooding

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 National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory that expires at 12pm on Sept. 23. Maintain awareness. I...
09/22/2021
Flooding Information

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory that expires at 12pm on Sept. 23. Maintain awareness. If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades. Turn around, don't drown. alexandriava.gov/Flooding

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.

An easy and no cost way to prepare for an emergency is to do a drill. Make a plan for you and your family and practice t...
09/18/2021
Make a Plan | Ready.gov

An easy and no cost way to prepare for an emergency is to do a drill. Make a plan for you and your family and practice that plan regularly to ensure everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency situation. www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan

Kids can learn how to make a family emergency plan in case of a disaster or emergency.

09/16/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING which has been extended until 8:30 pm. Maintain awareness. Turn around don't drown.

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive thro...
09/16/2021

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for Alexandria. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria until 9 p.m. Avoid small streams and do not d...
09/16/2021
Flooding Information

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria until 9 p.m. Avoid small streams and do not drive through water on roadways. https://www.alexandriava.gov/Flooding

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.

Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Talk to your family a...
09/14/2021
Make a Plan | Ready.gov

Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Talk to your family about a communications plan and where you plan to meet in case you're separated during an emergency. Plan ahead: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan #PreparetoProtect #NPM

Kids can learn how to make a family emergency plan in case of a disaster or emergency.

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time so don't wait to prepare. Start by signing up for alerts, following p...
09/13/2021

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time so don't wait to prepare. Start by signing up for alerts, following public safety on social & taking other no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters & emergencies for you & your family alexandriava.gov/eNews

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time so don't wait to prepare. Start by signing up for alerts, following public safety on social & taking other no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters & emergencies for you & your family alexandriava.gov/eNews

On 9/11, our Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Ruggles worked with Volunteer Alexandria at a preparedness ev...
09/13/2021

On 9/11, our Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Ruggles worked with Volunteer Alexandria at a preparedness event in which he spoke about preparedness & sang a tribute song called The Bravest written by Tom Paxton about 9-11 firefighters. #NeverForget

We will #NeverForget the nearly 3,000 people lost during the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. Please join us for this morning'...
09/11/2021

We will #NeverForget the nearly 3,000 people lost during the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. Please join us for this morning's remembrance ceremony at Waterfront Park as we come together as a community to heal and reflect. https://www.alexandriava.gov/124021

We will #NeverForget the nearly 3,000 people lost during the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. Please join us for this morning's remembrance ceremony at Waterfront Park as we come together as a community to heal and reflect. https://www.alexandriava.gov/124021

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria, valid until 4:00AM Thu 09/09/21 EDT. https://bit.ly/3l8xADG
09/09/2021

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria, valid until 4:00AM Thu 09/09/21 EDT. https://bit.ly/3l8xADG

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria, valid until 4:00AM Thu 09/09/21 EDT. https://bit.ly/3l8xADG

Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need to evacuate. Include:- Enough food and water to last severa...
09/08/2021
Build A Kit | Ready.gov

Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need to evacuate. Include:
- Enough food and water to last several days.
- Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
- Pet supplies.
#PreparetoProtect
#BeReady
https://www.ready.gov/kit

These resources teach you to build an emergency kit filled with the items you need to survive on your own for several days after a disaster. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for sever...

09/06/2021

#LaborDay is a well-deserved tribute for those who work so hard every single day. No matter what kind of work you do, this day is for you to celebrate your many achievements. Have a safe and happy Labor Day.

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not...
09/04/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid www.ready.gov/plan #PreparetoProtect

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. 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 ...

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies ...
09/03/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike. www.ready.gov/plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. 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 ...

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.
09/01/2021

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.

Alexandria is under a tornado watch until 7 pm tonight. Monitor the weather and be prepared to seek shelter.

The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 11am Weds thru 8am Thurs. Heavy rainfall will potentially cause considerabl...
08/31/2021

The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 11am Weds thru 8am Thurs. Heavy rainfall will potentially cause considerable flash flooding of creeks, small streams, and urban areas. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and em...
08/31/2021

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year's theme is "Prepare to Protect." When you're prepared for emergency situations, you're protecting the ones you love most.

Take time throughout September to check and/or stock up on emergency supplies, make a plan for you and your loved ones, and learn a life saving skill. #PreparetoProtect #BeReady

https://www.alexandriava.gov/105534

September is National Preparedness Month where we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year's theme is "Prepare to Protect." When you're prepared for emergency situations, you're protecting the ones you love most.

Take time throughout September to check and/or stock up on emergency supplies, make a plan for you and your loved ones, and learn a life saving skill. #PreparetoProtect #BeReady

https://www.alexandriava.gov/105534

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts s...
08/30/2021

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts so you can receive accurate information and prepare your loved ones for disasters. Sign up here: alexandriava.gov/eNews and follow others on social media.

One of the 1st steps in being prepared for emergency situations is staying informed. Sign up for free emergency alerts so you can receive accurate information and prepare your loved ones for disasters. Sign up here: alexandriava.gov/eNews and follow others on social media.

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders...
08/28/2021

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders who serve your neighborhood, register for the fall 2021 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 6. We're looking forward to meeting our new team members as we work to increase preparedness in our community. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

If you're interested in learning how to increase your neighborhood's disaster readiness and support the first responders who serve your neighborhood, register for the fall 2021 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 6. We're looking forward to meeting our new team members as we work to increase preparedness in our community. https://www.alexandriava.gov/CERT

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

Website

alexandriava.gov/Emergency

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