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Emergency Management Coordinator
Emily Ashley
(804) 796-7068

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Michelle Oblinsky
(804) 748-1236

Public Outreach & CERT Coordinator
Sherri Laffoon
(804) 796-7159 

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Emergency Management
P. O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA  23832

Phone Numbers
Fax (804) 751-9022
CERT (804) 751-CERT

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Emergency Management
Emergency Management - Emergency Shelters

Emergency Management Logo Emergency Shelters in Chesterfield County are designated as any public school.  High Schools are chosen first because they have the most resources.  Other criteria for opening a school for a shelter would include proximity to the event.

If you should need emergency shelter, make sure you bring the following with you:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day and food that won't spoil, like canned goods. Include a manual can opener.
  • Emergency tools such as a battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
  • First aid kit that includes a list of any allergies and contact lenses or an extra pair of glasses.
  • At least a three- to five-day supply of medications.
  • Sanitation supplies including: toilet paper, soap, plastic garbage bags and personal hygiene supplies.
  • A change of clothing, footwear and blanket, pillow or sleeping bag.
  • Extra set of car keys; cash in small denominations or traveler's checks.
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members such as disposable diapers, baby food, walkers, canes or familiar comfort items.
  • Personal entertainment, such as cards, handheld video games with extra batteries, books.