Emergency Preparedness

 

Kevin W. Sowers, Emergency Management Coordinator
ksowers@floydcova.org

P. O. Box 218
120 West Oxford St.
Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd, Virginia 24091

Phone: (540) 745-9313
Fax: (540) 745-9305

24 Hours: (540) 745-9334

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

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PRESS RELEASE

Floyd County Board of Supervisors and staff has been, and will continue to, monitor the situation concerning the Coronavirus. Staff is in constant contact with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to keep abreast of the situation.

We encourage our citizens to check the links below from the Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health for the most current information, which is updated several times daily. Be aware of false information that may be posted on the internet or any social media.

We also encourage our citizens to continue practicing good hygiene habits such as additional hand washing and social distancing. We would also suggest ceasing non-essential travel outside the County.

As far as recreation activities are concerned, we are following the lead of the school system as to use of their facilities. The Governor has just announced the closing of all schools State-wide for the period of March 16-27, so all recreation events will also be cancelled. The situation will be re-evaluated at the end of that time frame.

Please continue to monitor our web site for the latest information.  If there are further questions, please do not hesitate to call the County Administrator’s Office at 540/745-9300.

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Please do not call 911 for information regarding the Coronavirus. For questions related to Coronavirus, Virginia Deparment of Health (VDH)  2-1-1  has been activated. Please use this number for coronavirus related questions.

For Information and updates please visit:

https://www.floyd.k12.va.us/domain/2254
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Public Notice From Floyd-Floyd County Public Service Authority

 

Virginia Emergency PreparednessMaking a Plan, Creating a Kit and Staying Informed

How To Get Your Home Ready For Winter Weather 

Here are some important tips for protecting your family and home:

  • Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit  before winter approaches. Include warm clothing and blankets.
  • If you heat with a fireplace or wood stove: Have a professional check it, especially if it has been a long time since the last cleaning. Residue can build up and cause fires. Also, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat.
  • Be safe when using generators and space heaters. Generators should not be placed indoors due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Ensure your generator is properly installed by a qualified electrician and placed outside away from air intakes. And never plug space heaters into extension cords; plug into wall outlets. Keep space heaters at least three feet from other objects, and be sure to turn off before going to bed.
  • Avoid using candles during power outages. Many home fires in winter are caused by candles. Flashlights are much safer.  Be sure to have plenty of extra batteries.
  • If you have pets:  Bring them inside. If they must stay outside, be sure they have shelter and insulation from the cold. Don’t use electric heating pads or any other heating appliances that can potentially burn your pet. Make sure your pet has enough food and unfrozen water; they may need more during cold temperatures.
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Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts

Floyd County is now working with Everbridge,the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.

You have complete control over alerts and can choose the delivery method of your choice: text, email or phone call.

Trouble Signing Up, Contact Kevin Sowers 540-745-9300

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