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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.

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Weather-related information, including tide tables and flash flood statements and warnings

Hurricanes and hurricane safety
Find out what to do when a hurricane or major storm is forecast.

Flooding and 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:

Read some frequently-asked questions and answers about Ebola, call Virginia's new Ebola hotline (1-877-275-8343) or learn more about Ebola and its treatment from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

CERT Training

Learn the basic skills you'll need in an emergency with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. CERT information and application form.

Radiological emergencies
Links to local, state and federal emergency information if radiation exposure becomes a concern in our area.

Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hampton is in the process of updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan that was adopted in 2011. If you have any comments or suggestions please email our office.

Tide gauges
Hampton and the U.S. Geological Survey have brought three new tide gauges on line to monitor water levels in the region. Tide gauges are used to measure mean sea level, weather patterns and other information related to waterways. The new gauges are located at:

They join a fourth gauge that has been used to gather real-time tide information. That gauge is located at:

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.

Contact Us
Emergency Management

1300 Thomas St.
First Floor
Hampton, VA 23669

Ph: (757) 727-1208
Fx: (757) 727-1351


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Top News
Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team training
Feb. 18, 2016 - Hampton's Emergency Management Office has a new CERT class starting March 3. Sign up now for nine weeks of training on everything from disaster preparedness to light search and rescue. Get a certificate of completion when classes are over. More information
High tide, flooding are biggest weekend concerns
Oct. 2, 2015 - Hampton remains under a coastal flood warning, with flooding forecast during high tide cycles. Friday’s afternoon high tide about 1:15 p.m. is expected to bring serious flooding, covering roads in low-lying areas. Read on...
City manager declares state of emergency in Hampton
Oct. 1, 2015 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting declared a state of emergency - effective at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 - due to the rain, wind and flooding caused by the "2015 nor'easter" and Hurricane Joaquin. Read on...
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