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Grants to Study Storm-Related Damage to Historic Properties

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 05

Funding totaling more than $1.5 million is headed to nine localities in Virginia's Tidewater and the Eastern Shore to conduct surveys of historic resources.

The funding announced Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources is from a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief assistance program.

The recipients include seven counties: Accomack, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland ... (Full Story)

Disaster assistance available to those affected by severe storms, flooding

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 04

Virginia businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday.

The loans were made available in response to a letter from Gov. McAuliffe on Oct. 27, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.

The declaration covers ... (Full Story)

Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Conference - Registration Open

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 29

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 2016 Virginia Fire Rescue Conference being held in Virginia Beach - February 24-28, 2016. This years conference includes a large selection of training/ certification opportunities. Some of these include - NFPA 1031 re-certification hours, Hazardous materials re-certification hours, Chief Officer 101, Basic ... (Full Story)

Emergency training helps save lives in the Valley

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 28

STAUNTON-Let's say a Category 3 hurricane makes landfall on North Carolina’s shore. By the day after, heavy winds and rain began to pour down on the Shenandoah Valley. By noon, flood waters were rising in your home and your neighbors’ homes. Do you know what to do to save your life, your family and your neighbors’ lives?

Emergency Readiness Training classes are offered twice a year in Augusta County ... (Full Story)

Regulators reject Dominion solar proposal

Individual Member Bo Keeney, October 21

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State regulators have rejected Dominion Virginia Power's first proposed large-scale solar project in the state.

The State Corporation Commission said Tuesday that Dominion failed to demonstrate that it considered third-party market alternatives, as required by law, for the 20-megawatt Remington Power Station in Fauquier County. The project would provide enough power for 5,000 ... (Full Story)


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