All emergencies dial 911
The Town of Chincoteague has an Emergency Operations Plan. The purpose of this plan is to establish the legal and organizational basis for operations in the Town of Chincoteague in response to any type of disaster or large-scale emergency situation.
The Town of Chincoteague's primary Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in the Municipal Building at 6150 Community Drive. The Town's communication center and 24 hour warning is located in the Town Police Department.
The police department's primary telephone line is (757) 336-3155. During emergency operations, (757) 336-0911 may also be used. AS ALWAYS IN AN EMERGENCY - 911 MAY BE USED.
Town of Chincoteague Emergency Operations PlanHURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK
The Town of Chincoteague hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th of each year. In order to heighten awareness, the week of May 22-28, 2011 has been designated "Hurricane Preparedness Week".
Chincoteague Island is vulnerable to the devastating effects a hurricane or tropical storm can cause. With the average land elevation of 3.5 feet above mean high tide the Town could face loss of life and property if such a disaster occurs.
Both the public and private entities should develop emergency response and recovery plans in accordance with local jurisdictions and local emergency management offices. Such preventative action could save lives.
The Town of Chincoteague Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Commonwealth of Virginia strongly suggest that all residents and visitors to the Town of Chincoteague be aware of the high winds, flooding and severe weather that may occur in conjunction with a tropical storm or hurricane.
Make sure you are prepared!