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10 Central Virginia children hospitalized with acute respiratory illness

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 09

At least ten children have been admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital within the last 48 hours with acute respiratory illness. Doctors are monitoring the children, who ranged in age from two to ten years old, to determine whether they were sick with Enterovirus EV-D68.

Test results are expected to come back in two days, Chief Medical Officer of Pediatrics and Vice ... (Full Story)

Important Notice: Request for FY 2014 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Peer Reviewers

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 08

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The registration to be a peer reviewer for the 2014 State Homeland Security Grant has been extended through Wednesday (September 10, 2014).

***Sent on behalf of Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security***

August 28, 2014

Request for FY 2014 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Peer Reviewers

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, September 5, 2014

Dear State/Local/Non-Profit/Homeland ... (Full Story)

Va. Health Department warning hospitals about Ebola risk

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is worsening. What steps are being taken locally to make sure any cases are quickly identified and handled should an infected person travel to Virginia? The Virginia Department of Health is alerting hospitals and health care providers about the Ebola outbreak, said Dr. Laurie Forlano, ... (Full Story)

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 05

This is the first official week of FEMA and the CDC's National Preparedness Month. FEMA's 2014 theme is, "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare<>" and the CDC's 2014 theme is, "Are You Ready<>?."

* For more information about FEMA's National Preparedness Month, visit:<>, ... (Full Story)

Va. to move up hurricane evacuation timeline

Individual Member Bo Keeney, September 05

Virginia plans to give residents up to 10 hours more notice of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, and will target the most high-risk areas for those evacuations, officials said today. The changes come amid a review of the state's hurricane preparedness plan. Officials expect to begin hurricane evacuation planning sooner when a storm approaches, and to focus more on evacuating high-risk zones and ... (Full Story)


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