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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  1. Heavy wind gusts and some flooding expected from nor'easter sitting offshore

    March 2, 2018 - The National Weather Service says wind gusts from an offshore nor'easter could get as high as 60 mph this afternoon, and aren't expected to fall below 50 mph until after 5-6 a.m. Saturday.
  2. Moderate to major coastal flooding expected thanks to nor'easter moving into area

    March 1, 2018 - Thanks to a nor'easter that is moving into the area the National Weather Service at Wakefield has issued a coastal flood watch for Hampton Roads from Friday through Sunday afternoon. Read on...

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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:

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 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 four tide gauges on line to monitor water levels in the region: 

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.