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Emergency Management Office
Hampton's Emergency Management Office is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive framework for the city's response during an emergency.

The office coordinates training and education programs for first responders and other city staff.

Emergency Management also:   
  • Helps homeowners and businesses prepare for an emergency.
  • Provides information on severe weather conditions
  • Coordinates evacuations and shelters during an emergency when necessary
  • Coordinates public response and cleanup during emergencies 
  • Coordinates efforts to help home and business owners report damage during an emergency
  • Trains volunteers to help in a disaster

Key links and documents

CERT Training
Learn the basic skills you'll need in an emergency with CERT training. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. The program is designed to be practical, interesting and fun, and there are no special physical requirements.


Weather-related information, including tide tables and flash flood statements and warnings

Flooding and Flood Safety

  • An explanation of areas affected by flooding, with information about city flood maps, surge zone maps, flood insurance and property protection, and rebuilding after a flood
  • There have been some changes to the National Flood Insurance Program for more information on the changes please click here. More information on the new law and its impacts on the NFIP will be forthcoming. This overview and other information will also be posted online.
What to do before, during and after any disaster

Disaster mitigation
Activities designed to prevent or reduce losses from disaster (usually considered the initial phase of emergency management, although it may be a component of other phases)

Hurricanes or Severe Storms
What to do if a hurricane is coming, including a look at:

Radiological emergencies

Links to local, state and federal emergency information if radiation exposure becomes a concern in the area.

General Emergency Information

Contact the Customer Call Center at 3-1-1 (727-8311 from a cell phone or outside the city) for general information during an emergency, or continue to check www.hampton.gov.

Contact Us
Emergency Management

1300 Thomas St.
First Floor
Hampton, VA 23669

Ph: (757) 727-1208
Fx: (757) 727-1351


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Sign up now for emergency preparedness workshop
April 16, 2014 – Don’t let the next emergency catch you unprepared. Sign up for the free Preparedness Day Workshop that Hampton’s Emergency Management Office will host Saturday, May 31. Flyer. News release
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