Crisis & Emergency Communication Center
"Emergency Alert Notification System"
This communication system is designed to broadcast audible safety sirens and live or recorded voice alerts to the campus community as quickly as possible during times of extreme circumstances such as a tornado or police emergency affecting campus. Read more
Types of EmergenciesVirginia's geographical diversity, from mountains to shoreline, means that the Commonwealth is open to a variety of natural disasters, ranging from severe thunderstorms to winter storms, from hurricanes to geological hazards like landslides. In addition, we must prepare for manmade threats, such as radiological and hazmat incidents and terrorist incidents.
- Chemical & HazMat Events
- Geologic Events
- Heat-Related Emergencies
- Public Health Threats
- Radiological Events
- Winter Weather
Earthquakes are one of the most common, unpredictable occurrences on Earth. There is always the chance of an earthquake, but there is no way of predicting or giving any warning to when one may occur. We may not feel shaking all of the time because some earthquakes can only be felt by sensitive instruments. Other times, earthquakes can be very dangerous and occur in highly populated areas placing many people at risk. Homes and buildings can be severely damaged, and the ground can literally split apart.
Planning and proper responses are crucial to protecting yourself and your family before and after an earthquake. While you may think the earthquake has stopped, there is always the potential for aftershocks. Aftershocks can be severe and happen within the first hour after the main shock. The rate of aftershocks decreases quickly but can be felt up to weeks or even months after a large earthquake occurrence. The following are tips covering situations in which you may find yourself when an earthquake strikes. Read more
Prevent and Prepare
Additional Weather Related Resources
Hurricane Evacuation Guide
The Hurricane Evacuation Guide is available at Farm Fresh and Kroger supermarkets, as well as local government offices. The guide also will be given to families participating in events sponsored by Radio Disney, ESPN, 94.1 FM, and these Max Media radio stations: 92.9 FM The Wave, Eagle 97 FM, and Hot 100.5 FM.
As part of the Ready Virginia public-outreach campaign, Virginia's Hurricane Evacuation Guide contains important information on:
• Several evacuation routes and traffic reversal plans for Interstate 64
• The effects of storm surge on coastal areas
• Bridge, tunnel, and ferry closure plans
• Hurricane watches and warnings
• Personal emergency preparedness and making a family emergency plan
First Aid Cabinet Locations
Each building on campus has a First Aid kit. These kits are provided to ensure your safety. To find the location of your buildings First Aid kit click here.