Emergency Communications Center  |  Community Emergency Alert


The Community Emergency Alert system is used by the Emergency Communications Center to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. With this system, a specific geographic area can be selected to send messages to those within that area. You can register to receive phone messages, text messages and e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system is TTY/TDD compatible.
Events that may generate a message from the Community Emergency Alert system include:
·         Weather Warnings
o   Severe Thunderstorm
o   Tornado
o   Flash Flood
·         Emergency Events
o   Evacuation order
o   Shelter-in-place order
o   Gas leak
o   Boil water notice
o   Amber Alert
·          General
o   Community events with road closures
o   Major traffic disruption
Click the 'CodeRed' logo below to sign up. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 971-1263 or 970-1798 if you need help with registration for any reason (e.g., no computer, no e-mail, problems with the registration form, etc.).

 CLICK on the icon for CodeRed below.




Contact the Department
Emergency Communications Center
2306 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Director: 434-971-1765
Fax: 434-971-1767
Center 24/7: 434-977-9041
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