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Governor McAuliffe sets September as National Preparedne​ss Month in Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 29

Governor McAuliffe sets September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

Join America’s PrepareAthon! by taking action to prepare for emergencies

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

“Most Virginians know they should be ... (Full Story)


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September is Child Passenger Safety month in Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 29

RICHMOND— Child Passenger Safety Week is next month, highlighting the importance of keeping children safe in vehicles. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children under the age of 12 in the U.S., according to the Virginia Farm Bureau. The annual week is Sept. 14-20, and Sept. 20 is National Seat Check Saturday, a day when local child safety seat checks will take place across the state, according ... (Full Story)


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Save the date for Great SouthEast ShakeOut

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 12

Registration now open for Oct. 16 earthquake drill

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during the Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m.

Registration for the drill is open at www.ReadyVirginia.gov and also at www.shakeout.org/southeast. Those who register will receive information on how ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2014 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM - EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Individual Member Bo Keeney, August 06

The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security (SPSHS) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) are announcing an additional time extension of the grant proposal period for local governments under some investment areas of the 2014 State Homeland Security Grant.

The original grant proposal period closed June 25, 2014. After reviewing all 158 proposals received, SPSHS and VDEM ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Stories of the storm

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 28

Northampton County residents reflect on the tornado that killed two in Cherrystone Campground

They were in the bathroom. Tammy Brady is originally from Kentucky, and she knows where to go when a tornado is coming.

Brady and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Kinley, were there, waiting and worrying, when Kinley's worry suddenly became more profound.

"She said, 'My baby, my baby," recounted Brady.

Which ... (Full Story)


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