Campus Life / Local

Norfolk State urges hurricane precautions for on-campus residents

The term “Shelter-In-Place” is used to refer to situations where it is safest to remain indoors rather than face uncertainty outside. When sheltering, seek safety by placing barriers between you and the danger. This could include walls, rooms without windows, locked doors, furniture, etc. Action Guidelines Before Read and follow all official Norfolk State University … Continue reading

Virginians advised to finalize preparations for Hurricane Dorian and take shelter
Local / Virginia

Virginians advised to finalize preparations for Hurricane Dorian and take shelter

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam advised Virginians today, Sept. 5, to finalize their preparations and take shelter as Hurricane Dorian impacts Virginia overnight tonight and throughout Friday. Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) officials and partners have worked since last week preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in southeastern and coastal Virginia. Virginians in coastal areas … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Governor Northam announces improvements to emergency plans for hurricanes and other natural disasters

~ Updates enhance coordination, outline state agency responsibilities to support emergency operations in the Commonwealth ~ RICHMOND—On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Governor Ralph Northam issued the new Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan (COVEOP), which lays out improvements to policies and plans for responding to hurricanes or other major natural disasters in Virginia. With the peak … Continue reading

Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action
Local / Opinion & Editorial

Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action

Gangs, guns, drugs, violence, and other crimes affect communities nationwide on a daily basis. Norfolk is not immune to this public safety cancer, and unfortunately, it doesn’t stop at the key players involved. Spontaneous, emotional acts of violence occur in every community and affect us all. Although the Norfolk Police Department has the primary responsibility … Continue reading

LiveSafe could save your life
Campus Life / Local / Technology

LiveSafe could save your life

by Daniel Smallwood The LiveSafe app puts a mobile security system in the hands of everyone. Users can send text, photos, videos and precise location information to report incidents ranging from routine maintenance needs to suspicious activity to safety threats. LiveSafe’s cloud-based command dashboard receives tips in real time and allows security officials to respond … Continue reading

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is installing indoor emergency phones in buildings around campus. The university announced Tuesday that 145 small blue call boxes that connect users to emergency dispatchers at the press of a button are being installed in central building locations this summer. The phones are being installed in academic and administrative … Continue reading