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Impact of coal ash disaster discussed

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 17

The long-term health of the Dan River in the wake of the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, North Carolina, was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by the Garden Club of Danville, Gabriella Garden Club and the Wednesday Club on Friday. Brian Williams, of the Dan River Basin Association’s, said his group’s mission is to preserve and promote the entire Dan River ... (Full Story)


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Governor McAuliffe Creates Contingency Fund for Virginia Ebola Response

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 12

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.

“There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Virginia, but my administration continues to prepare so that we can respond quickly to this public health threat if it reaches ... (Full Story)


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Henrico emergency crews practice drill to respond to Ebola call

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 03

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico emergency crews are making sure they're ready in case someone in central Virginia becomes infected with Ebola. It's the first drill of its kind in the Richmond area. First responders, the Hazmat crew and St. Mary's Hospital each played their part.

The situation starts with a 911 call where a man says he's experiencing flu like symptoms after returning from a church trip ... (Full Story)


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Grant funding could improve regional emergency planning

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 28

Severe weather such as a large hurricane doesn’t know to stop at Gloucester, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Creig Moore, its destruction spreads across the Middle Peninsula.

“If we don’t work together to plan regionally, we are making a big mistake,” Moore said.

Gloucester County was recently awarded $145,000 in federal grant money, and Moore said it will be used for regional emergency ... (Full Story)


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Additional Speaker Confirmed for VEMS 2015

Member VEMA Office, October 22

2015 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium “Partnerships – Share the Load”

The Program Committee for #VEMS15 is pleased to announce a third confirmed general session speaker!

Scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 10:30am, Matthew Ziemkiewicz with the National Air Disaster Alliance will offer a presentation titled: Family Assistance Centers: 1 Person – 2 Perspectives. Presentation Description - Family ... (Full Story)


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