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    Stay Informed

    Before, during and after an emergency situation, you should listen to local media for instructions from emergency officials.  There may be times when you are advised to stay in place until it is safe to travel. Consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about weather and emergency situations. Also during emergencies, phone lines may be tied up. However, text messages will usually go through. Encourage all family member to learn how to send and receive text messages. You can get road condition information 24/7 by calling 511 or checking out www.511Virginia.org.

    Social media is another great asset during emergency situations. Like us on Facebook (Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services) and follow us on Twitter (@LynchburgDES) for up to date emergency information and road closures. For departmental updates, you can also follow us on Instagram (lynchburg_des) and LinkedIn (Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services.

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    Check out this Stay informed flyer from Ready Virginia. 

    Lynchburg Alerts

    Get critical information about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Lynchburg Alert Notification Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

    You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You choose where, you choose how.  Remember: If you don't sign up we can't notify you! Click below to sign up!