Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management coordinates Powhatan County 's planning for and the coordinated response to significant natural, man-made, and terrorist incidents that exceed the normal day-to-day response capabilities of Powhatan County 's emergency response system.

Departments & Agencies
This system includes the Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Department and the Powhatan Sheriff's office. During significant incidents this response system expands to include many other public and private agencies and volunteer groups to meet the needs of the citizens.

Powhatan Alert System

The Powhatan Alert System (PAS) provides critical information to Powhatan County residencies and businesses during emergencies.

How Alerts Work
PAS enables Powhatan County officials to provide you with critical information and directions quickly in a variety of situations such as missing persons, chemical spills, evacuations, a search for wanted persons, and during other emergencies. You will receive these time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages or TTY.

Weather Notifications

Please note that due to the many free severe weather notification systems available, PAS will not provide notifications of these types of events.

Register online for notifications from the PAS. For assistance with registration, contact the Powhatan County Department of Emergency Management at 804-598-4878 or by email.

Frequently Asked Questions
For general questions about this department and service, see our Powhatan Alert System FAQs (PDF).