​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VBAlert is the city's emergency alert and warning system. The city will send out VBAlert announcements 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 announcements
  • Rabid animal alert
  • Hostage/barricade situation
  • HazMat spill
  • Boil water advisories

The VBAlert system sends messages to landline telephones in the affected area of the city without any action on your part. 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 alerts via texts on your mobile device(s) or via email.​​​

 Registration & Contact Information

​To register to receive VBAlert messages on your mobile device(s) or in your email, go to www.vbgov.com/vbalert and register as a new user.

In order to register, y​ou will be asked to give some contact details, and to give the addresses of areas that interest you. If the system does not correctly show the address right away, it will offer you an electronic map in which you may place a "pin" to show the system exactly where you mean. By giving an address or location, you are saying that you want to receive VBAlert messages that concern that location.

You will also be offered an optional list of Alert types to select from, to show what indicate what kind of event in particular you want to be notified about. After you make your choices, you will be asked to verify a summary of what you have entered, and then the process is complete.

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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