Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) works with local government, state and federal agencies, and voluntary organizations to provide resources and expertise through the four phases of emergency management. VDEM develops and maintains state emergency plans and assists communities in developing localized emergency operations plans.

This website displays a detailed, interactive, color-coded map showing each evacuation zone. Residents can use the map to view their region or zoom in to their residential neighborhood and street. Users can enter their physical address in the search bar to view and confirm their designated evacuation zone.

A regional outreach campaign spearheaded by the 17 localities of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission to educate citizens on the risk associated with flooding and encourage area residents to purchase flood insurance.

This page provides information, maps/data, and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic impact in the Hampton Roads region.

Please be sure to look for additional emergency management resources on your locality’s website.