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Governor McAuliffe Urges Citizens to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2014

Contact:
Brian Coy
Office of the Governor
(804) 225-4260
Brian.Coy@Governor.Virginia.Gov

Do You Know the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule?

 Ready Virginia

 

Do You Know the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule?

National Lightning Awareness Week is June 22-28 

Summer is on the way, and that means summer storms are, too. Most lightning deaths and injuries occur in the summer months when people are caught outdoors during the afternoons and evenings. Reduce your risk with these safety tips:

Quarterly siren test for North Anna Power Station set for May 21

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

Lynchburg Train Derailment Cleanup Continues

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

Lynchburg Train Derailment Cleanup Continues

Impacts to the James River expected to be minimal

Emergency Officials from Hurricane Sandy and Boston Marathon Bombings to Address Virginia’s Emergency Professionals

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

Governor proclaims March 11 as Tornado Preparedness Day

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

SECRETARY MORAN TO OBSERVE HOSPITAL TORNADO DRILL

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

March 10, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov 

Carol K. Billingsley, senior account executive
Free Agents Marketing
(804) 962-9400 or (804) 690-1930       

SECRETARY MORAN TO OBSERVE HOSPITAL TORNADO DRILL

Surry Power Station Will Test Emergency Alert Sirens March 12

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm Response

Governor Mcauliffe

Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2014

Office of the Governor
CONTACT: Brian Coy
Phone: 804-225-4260
E-Mail: Brian.Coy@Governor.Virginia.Gov

Sign up now for March 11 Statewide Tornado Drill

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 25, 2014

CONTACT: Laura Southard
(804)  897-9732 or (804) 674-2400
Laura.Southard@vdem.virginia.gov

Bill Sammler, NWS
(757) 899-5732
william.sammler@noaa.gov

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