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Welcome to the VBAlert System

The city of Virginia Beach, Virginia uses the VBAlert system to provide rapid voice, email and text alerts to subscribers when there is a public safety situation. VBAlert is a free*, automated service that delivers important information about severe weather conditions or other public safety events, directly to your email inbox or mobile device(s). This enables citizens to take immediate action to protect life and property. In addition to receiving emergency alerts, citizens can subscribe to multiple groups to receive non-emergency information that is of interest to them.

Available VBAlert Groups Include:

Business Watch - Crime prevention tips and heightened awareness alerts for local businesses from the Police Crime Prevention unit (email delivery only). Categories include:

  • Educational: day/after care, museum, private school
  • Financial: bank, credit union, check cashing, ATM on site
  • Food Service: restaurant, fast food, convenience store, take out, delivery, drive-thru, 24-hours, ATM on site
  • Industrial: manufacturer, factory, storage
  • Lodging: hotel, motel
  • Medical: hospital, private practice, urgent care, pharmacy, veterinary hospital, chiropractor, medications on site, hazmat on site
  • Real Estate: home sales, rental properties
  • Recreation: park, marina, theater, concert venue, sports venue

Business Watch (cont.)

  • Religious: church, synagogue, temple, mosque, cemetery, other religious facility
  • Retail: shopping mall, big box store, electronics, jewelry, thrift, clothing, automobile dealer, convenience store, grocery, beauty supply, ATM on site
  • Service: automotive, hair salon, contractor, home cleaning, electronics repair, gas station, massage, storage, ATM on site/li>

Weather Warnings - Alerts about severe weather conditions affecting Virginia Beach, delivered to your email or mobile device. Weather warnings include:

  • Severe Thunderstorms
  • Flash Floods
  • Tornados
Citizens and visitors can register multiple email addresses and mobile devices with VBAlert. To start receiving VBAlert notifications on your mobile device(s) or in your email, you first need to create an account. Signing up is easy and will only take a few minutes. Click the “New User Registration” link to the left to sign up and start receiving alerts. Once you establish an account, you can log into your account at any time to modify your current selections. Remember, there is no cost to subscribe to this service or to update your profile.

You do not need to subscribe in order to receive alerts on your landline phone. VBAlert messages will be sent to landline phones in an affected area, regardless of whether or not you have subscribed to the system.

Still have questions? Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link, to the left.

*VBAlert is a free service for subscribers; however, standard text message rates may apply based on your cellular plan. Please contact your cellular provider if you have questions about your plan.

Be sure to add *@vbalert.vbgov.com to your email “safe senders list.” This prevents VBAlert messages from being marked as spam or delivered to your junk mail folder.

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