Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness website for Albemarle County. Here you will find a wealth of information that will help keep you up-to-date on a variety of topics.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30. Plan now.

June 4, 2013

Register for Community Emergency Alert

Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center has updated their mass notification system with a new tool to reach community members in an emergency. Citizens can now register with the Community Emergency Alert system to receive recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency. The system is also TTY/TDD compatible. The Community Emergency Alert system will be used by the Emergency Communications Center to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. Events that may generate a message from the Community Emergency Alert system include evacuations, shelter-in-place situations, major traffic disruptions, Amber Alerts, gas leaks, boil water advisories and weather warnings. The system is capable of selecting a specific geographic area and targeting messaging to those within that area.  Register for Community Emergency Alert at https://acuecc.onthealert.com/.