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Mon Nov 19 @ 4:00PM -
Fire and Rescue Committee
Tue Nov 20 @ 8:00AM -
Budget Committee
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Water Committee
Wed Nov 21 @12:00PM - 05:00PM
Thanksgiving - Offices Closed
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Thanksgiving - Offices Closed
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Board of Supervisors' Meeting
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Capital Improvements Plan - Public Input Meeting
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Capital Improvements Plan - Public Input Meeting
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Wythe County Hurricane Florence Update PDF Print E-mail

Emergency Management officials continue to monitor the situation. The New River is forecasted to rise 15 feet in the next 24 hours. Residents along the New River are encouraged to be vigilant and be prepared to move if necessary. The American Red Cross has a shelter open at the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church.



Emergency Management Letter for Sept. 15 PDF Print E-mail

September 15, 2018 

Citizens of Wythe County

Rains from Florence will begin today and continue throughout the first of the week. As of today, Wythe County could receive up to 5 to 9 inches of rain in areas. With the potential of these amounts to fall, flooding as well as land slides are potential hazards. River flooding is also a threat for our county. There are projections of moderate to major flooding for the New River with Galax being projected to be 15 feet above flood level and Pulaski to be 22 feet above flood level. AEP has lowered the levels of water at the Buck and Billesby Dam and are not holding extra water at this time.

Wythe County is still urging citizens to be prepared and stay vigilant for the storm to come. Visit to sign up for citizen alerts and for further information. Also follow Wythe County VA’s Facebook page. If you want to monitor the river levels and see projections, visit the website Staying informed is very important with a storm that is continually changing.

Please take heed to the possibility of land slides and flooding and have supplies ready. If you live in a flood prone area, make plans for your safety in case the flooding threatens your residence. Power outages are also a possibility to remember.

Again, stay informed and Wythe County will continue to provide information as it becomes available. Please stay safe.

Curtis Crawford

Emergency Management Coordinator


Department of Emergency Management Letter Sept. 14 PDF Print E-mail

September 14, 2018

Citizens of Wythe County

Hurricane Florence has arrived to the Southeast coast of the United States. Florence is still a slow-moving storm that is unloading a large amount of rain. The National Weather Service has forecasted this morning for the rains to begin hitting Wythe County on Saturday evening and continue through Monday. The bulk of the storm will affect us Sunday and Monday. Please be aware that this storm could still cause hazards for Wythe County.

If you live in a flood prone area, please still heed the warnings to prepare in case floods come. Even if it is not raining here, rain at the head waters of the New River could cause flooding in Wythe County. Please make plans to have safe shelter in case of flooding conditions. Whether it is with friends, family or a hotel, please make the arrangements now. Also, please take into account all animals under your care.

Mudslides can also be an issue if we get large amounts of rainfall. Please take this into account as well. Be prepared in case you become trapped and make sure you have the proper supplies.

Information is the best way to stay prepared. Please continue to stay tuned to local media (TV and Radio). Go to and sign up for citizens alerts. Monitor our Facebook page as well. All three will keep you informed for changes with Florence. Everyone please stay safe.

Curtis W. Crawford

Emergency Management Coordinator

Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2018 16:22
Department of Emergency Management Letter PDF Print E-mail

September 12, 2018 

To the Citizens of Wythe County

Florence continues to be projected to affect our county. With the recent amount of precipitation that we have accumulated over the past month, Wythe County is in prime condition for flooding with very minimal additional rainfall. The Department of Emergency Management is urging citizens in areas that are prone to flooding to make arrangements now. If you live in one of these areas, please heed the warnings and be prepared. Make arrangements for safe shelter outside of the affected area. Flood waters and damages from them could last 48 hours or more. Whether you go to family or friends houses or a hotel, this could be safer than trying to ride the floods out at home.

If you have animals, plan for them as well. Don’t leave animals in flooding areas, make plans for them. If you should have to leave your home with your animal, make sure to pack food and water for the animal. Also make sure to have the animal’s medications, papers, and necessities.

If you decide to stay home in a flooding situation, know that you are putting yourself and family at great risk. Inland flooding is the number one cause of deaths during hurricanes. If this is what you decide, let friends or family know your where-a-bouts in case of emergencies. Power outages are a high probability as well with the winds and rains. Be prepared.

Wythe County values the lives of all the citizens. Please heed the warnings and keep informed through local media such as TV and Radio. More updates will be added to the Wythe County Webpage and Facebook page as we get closer to this event. We hope for the best but we should all prepare. Stay safe!

Curtis W. Crawford

Emergency Management Coordinator 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:04
RV & Camper Flood Zone Precautions PDF Print E-mail


In light of the upcoming event of hurricane Florence, there is a potential for large amounts of rainfall which could cause flooding in low lying areas and especially in the designated flood zones of Wythe County. We would like to remind everyone to please take precautions and move your camper or RV out of these areas before it’s to late. A camper swept away by flood waters could cause a dangerous situation if it prevents the flow of water under a bridge. Please remove any items that are an accessory to your camper that may have the potential to float such as propane tanks. If there are questions or concerns or you are not sure if you’re in a flood zone, contact the Wythe County Building Department and we will help you assess the flood zones.

For more information on the County’s Flood Plain Management Ordinance and flood plain mapping visit the links below.

Virginia Flood Information System link:

Wythe County Flood Plain Management Ordinance

Department of Building Inspections

340 South Sixth Street - Administration Building

Wytheville, Virginia 24382-2598

Telephone (276) 223-4500

FAX (276) 223-4515

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