Governor’s Proclamation

May 5, 2011  //  

Governor’s Proclamation

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of
the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:



WHEREAS, in recent years, the Commonwealth of Virginia has experienced severe winter weather including record-breaking snowstorms and extremely cold temperatures; and 

WHEREAS, severe winter weather can cause extended power outages and interruptions in electrical and communications services, affecting homes, schools, and businesses; and

WHEREAS, winter weather can lead to injury and death from cold exposure, heart attacks and strokes due to over exertion, traffic accidents, and other related causes; and

WHEREAS, the loss of life and property during the winter months can be greatly reduced if Virginians take appropriate measures before severe weather occurs, and follow precautionary measures during and after winter storms; and

WHEREAS, preparedness procedures will be highlighted throughout Winter Preparedness Week as the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and other state agencies join with the National Weather Service and county and city emergency management offices to provide winter safety information to citizens throughout the Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize November 29 – December 5, 2015, as WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens. 

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund