Emergency Preparedness

Be Ready for the Next Emergency

This page assists local businesses and citizens find the information they need concerning emergency preparedness in Carroll County.

The best way to weather a disaster safely and with minimal financial impact is to prepare in advance. Use the links below to learn about how you can make sure that when disaster strikes, you and your family are ready. 

First, make sure you are registered to receive emergency alerts from the county.  Go HERE to sign up if you have not already, then click the green button.  It's that easy!!

In the event of a disaster, are you and your family prepared?
Complete the following 3 steps to protect you and your loved ones in an emergency:

1) Get a Kit - Have basic supplies on hand. It could take days for help to arrive if businesses close, fallen trees block roads and power goes out in your area. You should have supplies to last at least three days.


2) Make a Plan - Know how to contact loved ones. Discuss with your family the types of hazards and threats in your area and what to do in each case.

3) Stay Informed - Listen to local, up-to-date information. You should listen for the most local, up-to-date information before, during and after a disaster.
Go to the "ReadyVirginia" Web page to ensure you and your family are prepared, at the following link: http://www.readyvirginia.gov/.

Flash Flooding and Flooding

According to the National Weather Service, flash flooding is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S!  Are you prepared? To be better prepared, see the following links hosted by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:

Flood Basics:


When it comes to tornadoes, there's no such thing as a "tornado season." Tornadoes can strike anywhere, anytime, and you need to know the drill.  Please visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's: Tornado Preparedness-Make a plan" web page for further information: http://www.vaemergency.gov/prepare-recover/threat/prepare-recover/threats/tornadoes/

Winter Weather

Winter months hold the possibility of icy roads, downed power lines, and snow drifts. Virginians need to prepare now for cold-weather emergencies and disasters. There are simple, low-cost steps families can take to be ready: get a kit, make a plan and stay informed. To obtain further information on being prepared for winter, visit the following web link:

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