About VBAlert

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VBAlert, powered by RAVE Smart911, is the city's opt-in emergency alert and warning system. The city utilizes VBAlert to inform citizens and visitors when there is a public safety situation or other major city event. Situations and events that could prompt a VBAlert message include:

  • Weather watches and warnings 
  • Evacuation announcements
  • Rabid animal alerts
  • Police, fire or EMS activity
  • Hazourdous Materials Incident
  • Boil water advisories
  • Transportation disruptions (road closures, major traffic incidents)

The VBAlert system sends messages to registered users via text, email and phone depending on the methods you register to receive them. 

Residents do not need to be registered with VBAlert in order to receive Reverse 9-1-1 phone calls. Reverse 9-1-1 is utilized to noitfy residents of an extreme emergency.  Notifications from Reverse 9-1-1 are sent to landline phones only.  ​​​

 Registration & Contact Information

​To register for VBAlert go to www.vbgo​v.com/vbalert and create a Smart911 profile. 

​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 details.

Questions? Please email us at VBAlertHelp@VBgov.com

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