Emergency Preparedness

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Education and preparedness are key to ensuring the safety and well-being of you and your family in the event of an emergency. Learn about the types of emergencies that are likely to take place in Lexington and surrounding Rockbridge County by following the links on the right side of this page and then make plans for yourself and family of what to do should an emergency occur. Making an emergency plan for their home or business is just one of the simple steps individuals can take to help ensure that they are as prepared as possible if an emergency occurs.

By visiting Ready.gov, individuals and businesses can learn how to prepare their families and workplaces for emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. Materials, including family communication plan templates and sample business continuity plans, are available on the website providing Americans with the resources that will bring piece of mind. The CDC also offers a wealth of information. You may even want to participate in America's Preparathon! And if you want to volunteer, there are plenty of opportunities. In fact, you could volunteer for our Fire Department.

Alert Rockbridge

Rockbridge County and the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista use Alert Rockbridge to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency. Alert Rockbridge delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices. When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify you. Alert Rockbridge is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to report to, and other important information.

Questions about winter weather? Visit our Winter Weather Policies and Procedures page.