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Delegate seeks to secure money for sea level projects

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 20

South Hampton Roads legislator plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming General Assembly session to raise money for sea level rise and flooding projects.

Del. Ron Villanueva, a Virginia Beach Republican, said he hopes the bill starts a conversation about how Hampton Roads should respond to rising water, the most obvious impact of climate change in coastal Virginia.

"We know it's happening, and ... (Full Story)

VDOT offers winter weather driving tips

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 13

With the possibility of sleet and snow this week in Hampton Roads, Virginia Department of Transportation is offering tips to help commuters drive safely in the cold elements..

Don't forget to check current weather and traffic conditions before you hit the road.

VDOT says to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter with the following tips:

Check your brakes and tires Check your battery and ignition ... (Full Story)

Storm spotting volunteers serve important role in dangerous weather

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 12

When most people tune to the television to learn about severe weather, Carter and Kay Craigie are turning to the skies and their ham radio.

And when the weather gets bad, it’s information from people like the Craigies that helps put warnings, red bars and loud beeps onto everyone else’s TV screens.

... (Full Story)

Emergency Preparation for Severe Weather

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 08

The cold weather could stop your morning commute before it even begins tomorrow. Before you head to bed, you should double check your car, especially if it's kept outside, instead of in a garage.

Cold arctic air is currently enveloping the Commonwealth. It can, and will, put the "freeze" on car batteries, tires, and other critical car components. At zero degrees, a car's battery loses about 60 percent ... (Full Story)

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Highest Overall Rating in Latest National Health Security Preparedness Index

Individual Member Bo Keeney, December 10

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI). The annual index, which is developed by the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other development ... (Full Story)


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