(September 15, 2018) At 11:00 a.m. today Roanoke County took a precautionary measure by declaring a state of emergency. This action enables the County to request state and federal resources should they become needed. At this time there are no weather-related emergencies across the County.
The County’s Emergency Management staff have been closely monitoring the forecast over the past week. As the remnants of Hurricane Florence reached our area, staff observed overnight Friday that a higher than projected rainfall amount fell over the area. Additional rainfall has the potential to impact the County’s more common areas prone to flooding. Declaring a state of emergency allows the County to have immediate access to additional resources such as equipment and personnel.
People are urged to visit www.roanokecountyva.gov/RoCoReady
and the County’s social media sites for up-to-date information.
Citizens may sign up through the County’s website to receive “RoCo Alerts” which is the County’s citizen alert and warning system used to notify all Roanoke County households and businesses affected by, or in danger of being impacted by, a local emergency. Notifications will include important information about the event and any actions that officials are asking people to take. To sign up, see www.roanokecountyva.gov/RoCoAlert
If people need to report a non-emergency issue, they can utilize the County’s online “Report a Concern” tool. Visit www.roanokecountyva.gov