Emergency Preparedness

Are You Ready?

  • Get a Kit: Have a kit ready with enough food, water, shelter, and emergency supplies for 72 hours. Make sure to include copies of important documents such as birth certificates, titles, and insurance policies.
  • Make a Plan: Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
  • Stay Informed: Before disasters occur, familiarize yourself with the warning signs of impending events and learn about local advance warning systems. During emergencies, follow radio and TV media outlets or subscribe the County’s emergency notification system for updates.

Report power outages and downed lines

Dominion Energy - to report outages, call 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357). Outages may also be tracked and reported online at dominionenergy.com or through the Dominion Energy app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Visit Dominion's outage website for more information on safety and downed power lines as well.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative - call the Outage Center at 800-552-3904 or visit it online to report outages, get updated information, and learn more about power line safety.