Floyd County Emergency Management

120 West Oxford Street
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Emergency Management Coordinator
Kevin W. Sowers
(540) 745-9313

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.


Get ready to save money!

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31

Go shopping the last week of May and save money on lots of useful items.  Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25-31.  Before the storms hit, stock up on many supplies for protecting your home and business and you won’t pay sales tax on them.

New this year: gas-powered chainsaws costing less than $350 and chainsaw accessories are tax free!  Among other items that are tax-exempt are these, with a price of $60 or less:

  • Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs, reusable ice
  • Batteries, excluding car or boat batteries
  • Portable self-powered light sources, including flashlights and lanterns and glow sticks
  • First aid kits
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Weather Band radios and NOAA Weather Radios
  • Portable self-powered radios, including radios with electrical power capability
  • Bottled water of any size, including flavored and carbonated
  • Two-way radios
  • Manual can openers
  • Tarps, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths
  • Bungee cords and rope
  • Ground anchor systems, tie down kits
  • Ratchet straps
  • Duct tape
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire extinguishers
  • Empty gas, propane or diesel fuel tanks or containers
  • Water storage containers such as buckets, barrels, canteens, coolers

Shop for items on this list that have a sales price of $1,000 or less:

  • Portable generators and generator power cords
  • Inverters and inverter power cables.

Retail outlets will have information about the tax holiday.  For more, go to www.vaemergency.gov and www.ReadyVirginia.gov