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RICHMOND— The Virginia Department of Emergency Management encourages all Virginians and visitors to be prepared for this winter weather season and the arctic blast weather event that will impact the commonwealth beginning Thursday, December 22.

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) would like to thank Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Erin Sutton, for her service to the agency and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

RICHMOND – State officials led by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), in coordination with the local officials and Dominion Energy, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the early warning siren system on Wednesday, December 14 at 11:10 a.m. for the Surry Power Station.

RICHMOND — State officials led by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), local officials, and Dominion Energy will conduct a quarterly test of the early warning siren system around the North Anna Power Station on Wednesday, November 16 at approximately 11:10 a.m., and the Emergency Alert System.

Governor Glenn Youngkin today declared a State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to impact portions of Virginia starting on Friday, September 30, 2022.

RICHMOND – State officials led by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), in coordination with the local officials and Dominion Energy, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the early warning siren system on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:10 a.m. for the Surry Power Station.

State officials led by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), local officials, and Dominion Energy will conduct a quarterly test of the early warning siren system around the North Anna Power Station on Wednesday, August 17 at approximately 11:10 a.m., and the Emergency Alert System.

Declaration provides resources to assist with ongoing response and recovery operations.