120 West Oxford Street
Floyd, Virginia 24091
Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Emergency Management Coordinator
Kevin W. Sowers
The Department of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating emergency services activities within Floyd County. A close relationship is maintained between the Department and the volunteer fire and rescue organizations that are assigned emergency response duties throughout the County. The Department is responsible for maintaining a County Emergency Operations Plan and a Hazardous Materials Response Plan. The Department is the point of contact for the County's Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-9-1-1) system and to report a stolen street name signs and requesting replacement signs. The Department maintains a database of all addressed structures in the County and is responsible for the coordination between the Telephone Company and Post Offices on E-9-1-1 issues.
Winter is Coming – Get Ready Now
Winter Preparedness Week is Dec. 1-7, 2013
Several record-breaking snowstorms have covered Virginia in recent years, and winter is right around the corner again! Winter Preparedness Week is Dec. 1-7 – this is the time for Virginians to get ready for bad weather by taking a few easy steps.
- Get a kit. Imagine that you can’t leave your home for three days. You need these basic emergency supplies:
- Three days’ food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare it
- Three days’ water (a gallon per person per day)
- A battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio with extra batteries
- After you have these essentials, then add a first aid kit, supply of prescription medications, blankets and warm clothing, supplies for special members of your household, and pet items.
- Make a plan. Everyone needs an emergency plan:
- Decide who your out-of-town emergency contact will be
- Where will you meet up with family members if you can’t return home?
- Get a worksheet at www.ReadyVirginia.gov or on the new Ready Virginia app
- Stay informed. Before, during and after a winter storm, you should:
- Listen to local media for information and instructions from emergency officials
- Be aware of winter storm watches and warnings and road conditions
- Get road condition information 24/7 by calling 511 or checking www.511Virginia.org
- Download the Ready Virginia app. This helpful emergency planning tool for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices features:
- Location-specific weather watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service
- Disaster news from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- A customizable family emergency plan that can be easily shared
- A checklist for gathering emergency supplies
- Contact information for local emergency managers
- Links to register for local emergency alerts, and more
It’s time to get ready for winter weather now! Get more information at www.ReadyVirginia.gov.