Emergency Preparedness

Office of Emergency Preparedness Mission

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.



Lose the excuses. Resolve to be ready this new year. Resolve to be Ready for Emergencies

This year, resolve to be prepared. Explore practical emergency preparedness tips you can practice each day preparing for emergencies that may arise in the New Year.

When the Sky Turns Gray — Preparing for Winter Storms

National Weather Service Information

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