VDEM State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern and local fire, police, a state agencies gathered today to officially open VDEM's Region Two office in Culpeper.
Initial April 6 storm impact report--Four tornadoes hit Virginia leaving $5.75 million in damages with 5 structures completely destroyed and 131 impacted.
Tornadoes are possible and heavy winds and rain are expected across Virginia April 6. Learn how to stay safe from a tornado threat.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is working to ensure that those communities which are eligible for federal grants to mitigate the impacts of future natural disasters
This morning, the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) teamed up to sponsor the annual Virginia statewide tornado drill. Due to technical issues at the National Weather Service, the...
When an emergency strikes, it takes the cooperation of multiple emergency manager, police and fire departments to address the threats facing Virginia communities. Ensuring that this coordination takes place seamlessly is a year-round effort.
Virginia has submitted four applications to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grants Program. This grant encourages coastal communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and/or adapt to extreme weather...
On February 24, 2016, Virginia was hit by the deadliest tornado event since 1959, resulting in five fatalities and more than 45 injuries. An EF-1 tornado touched down on the Town of Waverly in...
Overnight, a mix of snow, sleet and ice impacted large areas of the Commonwealth, especially focused in Northern and northwestern Virginia.
With forecasts calling for a major winter storm event to impact portions of Virginia tonight through Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 2 p.m. today.