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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Business / National / Virginia

Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

~ 139 localities will receive funding ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 29, $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer funds, which are from the fiscal year 2017 Emergency … Continue reading


Health department program to dispense overdose reversal drug

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards in providing naloxone and free training for how to use it. The News-Leader … Continue reading

Virginia agencies to help states impacted by hurricane
Canada & the Atlantic / Uncategorized / Virginia

Virginia agencies to help states impacted by hurricane

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to ensure Virginia agencies can help the states bearing the brunt of Hurricane Matthew. Forecasters say Virginia will be spared the worst of the storm that scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early Friday. Virginia could still see some heavy rain from the Hurricane … Continue reading

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland
Canada & the Atlantic / Europe

UK-Canada WestJet plane declares emergency, lands in Iceland

LONDON (AP) — A WestJet flight from London to Edmonton diverted to Iceland on Saturday after the crew discovered a “potential mechanical issue,” the Canadian airline said. The pilots aboard the Boeing 767 declared an in-flight emergency about two hours after taking off from Gatwick Airport. It landed safely at Keflavik airport, and the airline … Continue reading

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial
Asia / International News

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a deadly earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch turned ugly Monday when someone threw goop over the government minister responsible for quake recovery efforts. Hundreds of people attended the botanical gardens service in New Zealand’s second-largest city to memorialize the … Continue reading


Norfolk Alert allows subscribers to pick how they want to receive information

NORFOLK, VA – Don’t miss important information about the next severe storm, flood or event that impacts your neighborhood. Norfolk Alert is an enhanced alert system that allows subscribers to customize their account. This flexibility allows subscribers the option to have important public safety and preparedness information sent directly to an email, voicemail, text message … Continue reading