Emergency Management


Powhatan Alert System

The Powhatan Alert System (PAS) provides critical information to Powhatan County residencies and businesses during emergencies.  


How Alerts It Works

PAS enables Powhatan County officials to provide you with critical information and directions quickly in a variety of situations such as missing persons, chemical spills, evacuations, a search for wanted persons, and during other emergencies. You will receive these time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages or TTY. 

Weather Notifications

There are many free severe weather notification systems available, the alert system will automatically send out Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WARNINGS, however It's recommended that you explore additional sources of weather information as well.


Register online for notifications from the PAS. 
Because NONE of your information is shared with ANYONE (including the county) it is recommended that when you sign up you should select the option to "manage our account".  That way you can make changes to your information in the future.
If you need help or assistance with registration, please don't hesitate to contact Powhatan Alert at (804) 598-4878 or by email.