Inclement Weather Information
When under the threat of serious weather, the Town of Christiansburg will use this page to update residents and visitors with preparedness information, shelter availability and impacts to Town services. In addition to this page, we will post information via Notify Me, Citizens Alert, on Facebook and on Twitter.
- Sign up for Citizens Alert to receive automatic weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency communications from the Town.
- Sign up for Notify Me (specifically "Home - News & Announcements") to stay informed on program cancellations and impacts to Town services.
- Tune in to local news and radio stations for updated forecasts.
- For Montgomery County Public School closings, sign up at http://forms.mcps.org/delayclosing.asp.
If you lose power, please contact your power company:
- Appalachian Power: 1-800-956-4237
- View a current outage map and report outages online.
- What to do when the lights go out.
Water/Sewer Service Interruptions
If your water or sewer service is interrupted or you need to report a water line break or sewer issue, please contact Public Works. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday, you can contact Public Works at (540) 382-1151. On the weekends or after hours, please call the regional, non-emergency dispatch number at (540) 382-4343, and dispatchers will inform our on-call crews.
Our Public Works crews need to know about the following issues when you see them:
- Streets blocked by water or debris
- Trees down within the right-of-way
- Drainage inlets blocked
- Traffic signal issues
- Streets washed out or damaged
From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday, you can contact Public Works at (540) 382-1151. On the weekends or after hours, please call the regional, non-emergency dispatch number at (540) 382-4343, and dispatchers will inform our on-call crews.
Hurricane and Flood Preparedness
- Elevate critical utilities, such as electrical panels, switches, sockets, wiring, appliances and heating systems.
- Waterproof basements and make sure your sump pump is working. Install a battery-operated backup in case of a power failure.
- Clear debris from gutters and downspouts. Remove anything that could block the flow of water in roadside ditches, including leaves, grass clippings, lawn debris or trash.
- Anchor any fuel tanks.
- Move furniture, valuables, and important documents to a safe place.
- If you know your home or business floods during heavy rains, consider installing a row of sandbags, at least two feet high, around all home and business entrances.
- Park your vehicle on higher ground.
- Secure any outdoor objects that could become airborne during strong hurricane winds, including patio umbrellas, lawn furniture, flower pots, children’s toys, etc.
Gather items for an emergency kit
- Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery