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** Area Emergency Info **

From: nfp
Sent on: Friday, August 26, 2011 12:31 PM


Hello Fellow Richmonders!

As many of you are new to the area, you may not know yet were to find emergency information, or how to get a hold of authorities or officials in the event you may need them or need information.  I’ve put together a list of important info you may need below.  It includes how to get a hold of police, roadway conditions, closings, utility/telecom companies, and other links.

If you know of anything else to be added, please go to the discussion thread titled “Area Emergency Info”  under  the “New To Richmond? Discussion Forum” (  and add it there.  **NOTE: is going to be down for maintenance, tomorrow, Saturday, August 27th from 4:30-8:00 AM EST.

[u]Local Police & State Police, Roadway Conditions[/u]:

Recordings and auto-updates from the Virginia Department of Transportation for major interstate issues from mobile:  <dial> 511 <hit send> ;  Regular: Highway Helpline - [masked] -

State Police Mobile Access number:  <dial>  #77 <hit send> you’ll be connected with a State Police dispatcher;  Regular:[masked]

Non-Emergency numbers for the local police/sheriff:

Chesterfield County Police, Non-Emergency/After Hours:  [masked] or[masked]
Goochland Sheriff's Office:  (804)[masked]
Hanover County Police, Non-Emergency/After Hours:   [masked]
Henrico County Police, Non-Emergency/After Hours: [masked]
Richmond City Police non-emergency number:[masked]

All Immediate Emergencies : Dial 911



•  Listen to WRVA radio (1140 AM) or any Clear Channel affiliate (Q94, Lite 98, XL102, 106.5, Sports Radio 910 AM)
•  Watch local television stations WTVR (6) – CBS affiliate ( , WRIC (8) – ABC affiliate (, and WWBT (12)- NBC affiliate 
For State Offices: Visit the Department of Human Resource Management’s website at,  Follow DHRM on Twitter at



Power Outages (report them or monitor them):
Dominion Virginia Power-  1-866-DOM-HELP [masked] OR [masked]) /

Rappahannock Electric:   [masked]

American Electric Power:  (804)[masked]

Cogentrix of Virginia: (804)[masked]


For all mobile phone companies, to contact your own carrier: <dial> *611 <send>
Remember during emergencies that TEXTING is your best bet to get a message through. Not only does it work better but it also conserves power, it takes less energy to send a message than make a call.  And remember calls go through like they do on a switchboard, there are a limited number of “lines” on each side of a mobile tower.

Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST [masked]) -

Verizon #’s:  Dial *611 from your cell phone  or (800)[masked]
Verizon – how to get back online after an outage-

Cavalier Telephone:  (800)[masked] or (866)[masked]

Chesterfield County Public Utilities - Water: ;[masked] or[masked]
Goochland Public Utilities- (804)[masked]  / Emergency Phone Number: (804)[masked]
Hanover Public Utilities : ; (804)[masked]

Henrico Public Utilities provides water, wastewater systems, and solid waste services- ; [masked] OR After Hours:[masked]

Richmond City Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates five utilities: natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric- ;  [masked]


[u]Other  links, if you have interweb access:[/u]

American Red Cross
Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management (VDEM)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Weather Service/Wakefield
Office of Homeland Security
State of Virginia


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