Emergency Preparedness

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As Campbell County supports an all-hazards approach to preparedness, citizens are encouraged to take precautions for not only severe weather, but likewise for any emergencies that may arise.  With that in mind, the following resources have been provided to convey preparedness measures and recommended actions in the event of local, regional or national emergencies.

For further safety information and downloadable resources, please visit the Forms, Brochures, and Safety Plan Templates page.  

Active Shooter
Although rare, at times we do see in the news when an active shooter targets a public place with the intent to harm or kill others. Being aware of your surroundings and acting quickly can minimize your risk of harm in these situations.

Although earthquakes in Virginia are rare, they can still occur with little to no warning.

Emergency Planning for Pets & Livestock

Any kind of emergency, whether it’s a man-made disaster or a natural one, can affect not only you but your pets and/or livestock. Start planning now, before a disaster, on how you will take care of them.

Emergency Resources
We compiled a list of resources that help explain the basic emergency planning and management at all levels of government.

Emergency Shelters
Campbell County's Emergency Operations Plan includes plans for opening emergency shelters should citizens need to evacuate their homes and seek other accommodations during an emergency event.

Evacuation Routes
For convenience and reference, the following maps and directions have been compiled, based on FEMA’s 100 year flooding scenario.

Extreme Heat
As temperatures can rise quickly in the summer months, the following safety practices can minimize risk of heat-related illness.

The following information is intended to aid citizens in minimizing fire-related risks.


The following informational items and safety steps can assist in reducing flood-related damage to property and personal injury.

Forms, Brochures & Safety Plan Templates
The following items are available for download and reproduction at your convenience.

General Safety Planning
The following are tips to remember if ever faced with an emergency situation, regardless of where you are.

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous material spills can occur at any time as a result of natural incidents (floods, storms, etc.) or can result from man-induced accidents. Should a hazardous material spill occur in the area, the following steps are suggested.

Holiday & Travel Safety
These simple steps can make traveling more safe and enjoyable.

Pandemic Flu
At the onset of the annual flu season, citizens are encouraged to take some simple precautions to protect themselves, their families and the general public from becoming ill.

Power Outages
Learn how to prepare for power outages and what to do if your power goes out.

 Railroad Safety

The following tips can help to avoid accidents and injuries associated with trains tracks and railroad crossings.

Senior & Special Needs Emergency Planning
Senior citizens or individuals requiring specialized care are encouraged to take steps to ensure their needs can be met during an emergency situation.

Storm Debris Disposal

Proper disposal of refuse, yard materials and other affected items can minimize further risk in the midst of recovery efforts.

Severe Weather / Tornadoes
Severe storms can impact the Central Virginia area, not only during the spring and summer seasons, but at any time throughout the course of the year. With that in mind, citizens are encouraged to take the following safety precautions.

Special Event Safety
Browse these quick tips to stay safe during outdoor special events.

Terrorism Threats
Whether at home, at work, or while traveling, citizens are encouraged to be cognizant of suspicious activities that may pose a threat to themselves or others.

Winter Storms
During winter months, passing weather systems can produce significant snow, sleet, and icy road conditions in a short frame of time. The following are tips to keeping safe in the midst of weather-related hazards.