Emergency Management Office
Hampton's Emergency Management Office is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive framework for the city's response during an emergency. The office coordinates training and education programs for first responders and other city staff.
Emergency management also helps homeowners and businesses prepare for an emergency; provides information on severe weather; coordinates evacuations and shelters; coordinates public response and cleanup; coordinates help for home and business owners; trains emergency volunteers.
June 10, 2016 - New maps that should more accurately assess flooding risks went into effect in Hampton last month. Homeowners whose property is now in a potential flood zone may learn that they need to purchase flood insurance for the first time. Read on...
Get more information on:
Weather-related information, including flash flood statements and warnings.
Hurricanes and hurricane safety
Find out what to do when a hurricane or major storm is forecast.
Flooding & Flood Safety
- An explanation of areas affected by flooding, with information about city flood maps, surge zone maps, flood insurance and property protection, and rebuilding after a flood
- There have been changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here for more information.
What to do before, during and after any disaster, including preventing or reducing losses:
- Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program
- Voluntary Participation Agreement (for property owners)
- Hazardous Materials - Individual Property Survey
- Benefit Cost Analysis Worksheet
Learn the basic skills you'll need in an emergency with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. CERT information and application form.
Links to local, state and federal emergency information if radiation exposure becomes a concern in our area.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hampton is updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan that was adopted in 2011. If you have any comments or suggestions please email our office.
Hampton and the U.S. Geological Survey have four tide gauges on line to monitor water levels in the region:
- Newmarket Creek and Mercury Boulevard
- The Hampton River at Route 351
- Brick Kiln Creek at the NASA Langley Research Facility
- Sewells Point in Norfolk
General Emergency Information
Contact the Customer Call Center at 3-1-1 (727-8311 from a cell phone or outside the city) for general information during an emergency, or continue to check www.hampton.gov.