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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 17 at approximately 11:10 a.m., and the Emergency Alert System.

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 17 at approximately 11:10 a.m., and the Emergency Alert System.

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that President Biden has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Buchanan County, after extreme rainfall on August 30 resulted in devastating flash floods and landslides. The declaration provides federal support through Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs to assist in recovery efforts and protect against future disasters.

Richmond – Today, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to officially announce the opening of the new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) located in Chesterfield, Virginia at VDEM Headquarters.

RICHMOND – On behalf of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) coordinates an annual stakeholder-driven review process to allocate more than $11.5 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the receipt of hazard mitigation assistance (HMA) funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the awarding of more than $2.6 million in grant funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG).

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today the receipt of pre-disaster funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These awards were received under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funding from the FY 2019 competitive cycle.

RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) are closely monitoring the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa…