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Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

Individual Member Bo Keeney, March 03

Sign up now for March 17 Statewide Tornado Drill

More than 392,500 have registered for annual safety exercise

RICHMOND, Va. – Although winter is still upon us, tornadoes can happen any time of year, making preparedness for these potentially deadly storms even more important. To be better prepared, businesses and organizations, schools and colleges, and families and individuals can practice taking ... (Full Story)


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EMPG Funding in real jeopardy

Individual Member Mark Penn, February 27

Emergency managers:

We need many more responses in order for the survey results to be helpful with Congress. We need your help.

Please encourage those who started the survey and did not finish to return to the computer on which they started and complete the survey. Click "yes" to go through the survey questions.


The date for responses has been extended to 8 pm EST on March 7 because of the ... (Full Story)


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Urgent request from IAEM

Individual Member Mark Penn, February 27

With the possibility of DHS funding cut off are there any Virginia localities that might have to lay off employees that are funded by EMPG funds? Please respond to Mark Penn at mark.penn@alexandriava.gov ASAP.... (Full Story)


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**Important Legistlative Request - Emergency Management Program Funding** EMPG Survey Response - Please Respond by March 7

Individual Member Bo Keeney, February 26

All,

The EMPG Program is a critical funding source for most emergency management programs throughout the country. As Congress debates Fiscal Year spending, each year IAEM is on Capitol Hill engaging legislators to fully support EMPG funding for our emergency management community.

Please open the attached document and take a few minutes to provide your personal responses to the survey questions which ... (Full Story)


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How To Protect Yourself From Frostbite And Hypothermia In The Cold

Individual Member Bo Keeney, February 19

Brutal cold and icy winds are all across our area.
Amherst County public safety director Gary Roakes says "it does have the potential to create hypothermia and frostbite depending on how long you're exposed to the elements."

Roakes says frostbite causes a loss of feeling, with your nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers and toes are most at risk. Dr. Thomas Eppes says younger children and the elderly ... (Full Story)


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