VBAlert is the city's emergency alert and warning system. The city will send out VBAlert notifications when there is a public safety situation. Events that could prompt a VBAlert message include:
- Weather warnings (flash flood, tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings)
- Evacuation notifications
- Rabid animal alert
- Hostage/barricade situation
- HazMat spill
- Boil water advisories
VBAlert messages are automatically sent to landline telephones in the affected area of the city. Residents do not need to be registered with VBAlert in order to receive a VBAlert message on their landline phone within city limits. However, if you do not have a landline telephone, you must register with VBAlert in order to receive text notifications on your mobile device(s) or via email.
To register to receive VBAlert message on your mobile device(s) or in your email, go to www.vbgov.com/vbalert and register as a new user. During the registration process, you will be asked to identify your areas of interest by placing a pin on an electronic map. By pinning an address or location, you are indicating that you want to receive VBAlert messages that correspond to that location.
VBAlert is a free service provided by the city of Virginia Beach; however, standard text message rates may apply based on your cellular plan. Please check with your cellular provider for more information.
Questions? Please email us at VBAlertHelp@VBgov.com