Virginia Department of Emergency Management
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA 23236
Bob Spieldenner, VDEM
FOR RELEASE AT WILL
July 19, 2011
Surry Nuclear Power Station sirens sound as part of drill
RICHMOND, VA – The sirens surrounding the Surry Nuclear Power Station sounded at 11:13 a.m. today as part of an annual exercise being conducted at the local and state levels. Usually, the sirens do not sound during an exercise.
There is no emergency at the Surry Nuclear Power Station.
The 68 sirens are located in Williamsburg, Newport News and the counties of Surry, James City, York and Isle of Wight, within a 10-mile radius of the plant.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971