- Be Informed - Information on specific hazards and how to be prepared for winter weather, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornados, and health emergencies. Includes a regional emergency preparedness guide.
- Aquatic Health and Safety Program - The Health Department inspects and permits pools, spas, water parks and play fountains to keep our community healthier. Use this site to make a complaint about the safety of a pool, or to find out how to get a permit, become a licensed pool management company or obtain a pool operator card.
- Building Codes - Standards and requirements for construction, maintenance, and occupancy of buildings in the interest of health, safety, and welfare of the public.
- Community and Human Services Emergency Services - Emergency Services provides 24-hour intervention for persons experiencing a mental health or substance abuse-related crisis. Also provides information about the City’s Critical Incident Response Team and debriefing services following major events.
- Food Safety Program – In addition to information for those operating a restaurant, catering, or other food related business, this page includes food safety guides on food and water safety during a storm, proper ways to store food, and more.
- Get Emergency Notifications - Staying informed in the times of an emergency is one of the most important steps to take to remain safe. Advance notice of an emergency - even just a few minutes - can make a big difference in your safety. The City of Alexandria’s Office of Emergency Management provides several ways for citizens to ensure they are alert.
- Mosquito Control - The Vector Borne Illness Prevention Mosquito Control Program aims to monitor and reduce the mosquito population in the City of Alexandria in order to decrease the incidence of mosquito-borne illnesses.
- Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010 Update - This plan addresses hazards and risks facing Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including the City of Alexandria, as well as planned hazard mitigation actions.
- Project Lifesaver – Project Lifesaver assists in providing a timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, and related conditions or disorders.
- Public Health Emergency Management - Public Health Emergency Management enhances readiness and resilience in communities throughout the City of Alexandria through emergency planning, training, drills/exercises, and outreach.
- Snow Storm FAQs
- Winter Weather Emergency System - Alexandria’s winter weather emergency classifications are based on type and accumulation of precipitation with severity ranging from Level 1 (least severe) to Level 3 (most severe).
A basic responsibility for family emergency planning and response lies with individuals and members of households. Every individual and family should be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours after a major emergency. Two of the most important steps an individual can take to prepare themselves and their family for any type of emergency are to develop a plan and make a disaster kit.
Become a volunteer and help your friends, neighbors and city be prepared for whatever comes.
- Alexandria Citizen Corps
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Volunteer for Police Service
- Volunteer Alexandria
The City of Alexandria does not operate any public utilities. The following companies are the primary providers of their respective services: Virginia American Water, Verizon, Comcast, Dominion Virginia Power, and Washington Gas. Some of these services may also be available from other providers.
Weather-Related Preparedness Information
- Flooding Information – How to prepare yourself and your home for a flooding event.
- Flood Map – Information on the City’s flood zones, flood insurance, safety measures, and more.
- Hurricane Preparation
- Snow and Ice Control
- Snow & Ice Control: How You Can Help
- Snow Removal Priorities
- Snow Shoveling Safety
- Tornado Preparation
Winter Weather Emergency System - Alexandria’s winter weather emergency classifications are based on type and accumulation of precipitation with severity ranging from Level 1 (least severe) to Level 3 (most severe).