If Hurricane Florence affects services for Smyth County or if there are updates to share with our residents, information will be posted to this page as well as our Facebook page.
At this time, Smyth County has not opened a shelter. Should this change, the information will be posted to this page as well as our social media outlets.
•Elevate critical utilities, such as electrical panels, switches, sockets, wiring, appliances and heating systems.
•Waterproof basements and make sure your sump pump is working. Install a battery-operated backup in case of a power failure.
•Clear debris from gutters and downspouts. Remove anything that could block the flow of water in roadside ditches, including leaves, grass clippings, lawn debris or trash.
•Anchor any fuel tanks.
•Move furniture, valuables, and important documents to a safe place.
•If you know your home or business floods during heavy rains, consider installing a row of sandbags, at least two feet high, around all home and business entrances.
•Park your vehicle on higher ground.
•Secure any outdoor objects that could become airborne during strong hurricane winds, including patio umbrellas, lawn furniture, flower pots, children’s toys, etc.
•Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
•Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
•Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
•First aid kit
•Whistle to signal for help
•Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
•Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
•Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
•Manual can opener for food
•Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Contact Virginia Department of Transportation (1-800-367-7623) if:
•roadways are blocked by water or debris
•roadways are washed out or damaged
If you lose power or see a power line issue, contact Appalachian Power (1-800-956-4237).
If your water service is interrupted or you need to report a water line break or any other water related issue, please call us:
Business Hour Emergencies (276)-783-3298 ext. 8328 or ext. 8329
After-Hour Emergencies (276)-782-4056
Smyth County Sheriff's Office
•Smyth County Emergency Management
•Smyth County Emergency Operations Plan
•Smyth County Emergency Communications Committee
•Smyth County Flood Zone Map
•Chilhowie Flood Zone Map
•Marion Flood Zone Map
•Saltville Flood Zone Map