Emergency Management

Natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes can provide some damaging impacts. Even if there’s no risk of a natural disaster right now, it’s important to be safe and plan ahead. Here are a few tips on how to prepare.

The American Red Cross recommends keeping the following supplies at your home in case of a natural disaster:

- Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

- Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

- Flashlight Available on the Red Cross Store

- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) Available on the Red Cross Store

- Extra batteries

- First aid kit Available on the Red Cross Store

- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

- Multi-purpose tool

- Sanitation and personal hygiene items

- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

- Cell phone with chargers

- Family and emergency contact information

- Extra cash

- Emergency blanket Available on the Red Cross Store

- Map(s) of the area

- Baby supplies

- Pet supplies


Bristol Virginia Emergency Management works to protect citizens' lives and property from emergencies and disasters by coordinating emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts. 

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Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Watch this video for tips on making a plan and putting together a disaster preparedness kit.

Moore and Childers

Fire Chief Mike Armstrong - Emergency Management Coordinator

Lieutenant Brandon Moore - Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Melanie Fleenor - Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator