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This page serves as an archive for all official News Releases issued by VDEM. For media requests please contact the Communications Division.

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

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) in support of county personnel, conducted Initial Damage Assessments throughout the affected areas of Buchanan County on Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July 16, 2022.

On behalf of Buchanan County, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) with many other agencies are continuing the recovery and cleanup efforts following flash flooding that began on Tuesday night.

First Responders will be providing an update on flooding that occurred in Buchanan County over the past few days. Following the press conference, local authorities will be guiding media to impacted areas for video and photo opportunities.

Declaration provides resources to assist with ongoing response and recovery operations

RICHMOND – Emergency response personnel from several Virginia agencies, local governments, and Dominion Energy will hold a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise on July 19, 2022, with the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced the award of $2,493,153 for shelter upgrades and backup generators to eleven local governments.

RICHMOND – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a virtual public meeting to seek public comment on a significant plan change to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s alert and notification system for nuclear power plant emergencies.  FEMA will conduct an exercise of the new system on June 28, 2022.