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Stories of the storm

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 28

Northampton County residents reflect on the tornado that killed two in Cherrystone Campground

They were in the bathroom. Tammy Brady is originally from Kentucky, and she knows where to go when a tornado is coming.

Brady and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Kinley, were there, waiting and worrying, when Kinley's worry suddenly became more profound.

"She said, 'My baby, my baby," recounted Brady.

Which ... (Full Story)


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VDOT still plans to use lane-reversal evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads for now

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 21

mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about the state's ability to safely evacuate Hampton Roads.

The Virginia departments of Emergency Management and Transportation, known as VDEM and VDOT, ... (Full Story)


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McAuliffe reinstates climate change panel

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 02

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe created a state climate commission Tuesday and directed it to find ways to address global warming and its effects, such as rising seas and flooding streets. The 35-member panel is made up of General Assembly members, scientists, environmentalists and industry representatives. Members include Michael Mann, a Penn State climatologist whose work was questioned by ... (Full Story)


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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Virginia

Individual Member Bo Keeney, July 01

Release date: July 2, 2014.

Release Number: R3-14-07.

Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the North Anna Power Station

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the North Anna Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of July 7th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond ... (Full Story)


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Curtis Brown, Chief Deputy State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Individual Member Bo Keeney, June 16

Curtis Brown has homeland security and emergency management policy experience at the federal, state, and local levels. Most recently, he served as the Emergency Management Administrator for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), where he worked with federal, state, and local homeland security and emergency management officials to promote seamless coordination, build capabilities, ... (Full Story)


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