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Welcome to the

Office of Emergency Management


This site has been designed to assist you in preparing your family, property and business for any emergency, natural or manmade, that may affect our community.


In the event of an emergency, you will want to check this site frequently for  any up-to-date information as it relates to the citizens and visitors of the City of Portsmouth. We will do our very best to keep the information posted up-to-date.


BC Spence Campbell, Deputy Coordinator
307 County Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Office: (757) 393-8338


Local Weather Advisories Local Weather Advisories
National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Portsmouth Evacuation Routes Portsmouth Evacuation Information
Storm Surge Information & Maps

Storm Surge

Information & Maps


Dept. of Homeland Security

 - Security Advisory System

 - Terrorism

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

- Helping Children Cope with Disaster ReadyKids.gov

CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team)

American Red Cross

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

- Emergency Preparedness and Response

 - Pandemic Flu Information

 - Influenza (Flu) Information

Portsmouth Emergency Shelters Portsmouth Emergency Shelters
Emergency Preparedness Guides Emergency Preparedness Guides
Planning for Special Needs

Planning for Special Needs

  - Expectant Mothers

  - Families with infants

  - The Elderly

  - Special Medical Needs


Planning for your Pets Planning for Pets
Emergency Planning for Businesses Emergency Planning for Businesses
Recovering from a Disaster Recovering from a Disaster

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Portsmouth Office of Emergency Management is to ensure the safety of the citizens of Portsmouth during large scale/high impact emergencies.  By maintaining and continuously evaluating emergency plans, providing training to enhance knowledge, skill and abilities, establishing clear roles and responsibilities of staff, and promoting emergency awareness throughout our community, the OEM will ensure the continuity of Portsmouth City government.  Through our strong commitment to excellence and focus on teamwork, our actions will produce successful outcomes.

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