Sen. Warner and 40 other Senators send letter to pass emergency funding to combat Zika virus

Thursday, August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 40 of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged the leaders of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to immediately call Congress back into session in order to pass emergency funding legislation to address the growing public health threat posed by the Zika virus. Zika […]

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CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Resources are thin as South Florida battles mosquitoes in the Wynwood arts district of Miami. A one square mile that has seen 15 Zika cases. In the U.S. the count is up to 1,657 Zika cases. Virginia has 51 as of July 27. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four counties. Yesterday U.S. Sen. […]

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Virginia Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency ahead of expected flooding

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Virginia Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency ahead of expected flooding

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency throughout the Commonwealth today to empower public safety officials to respond to Tuesday’s flooding events in communities across Virginia and to prepare for more extreme weather throughout the rest of the week. The Executive Order, which operates retroactively to Tuesday, September 29th, allows Virginia […]

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Snow job on snow removal – Roanoke citizens are idiots says councilman – video

Monday, March 2, 2015

Snow job on snow removal - Roanoke  citizens are idiots says councilman - video

Ray Ferris not known for his political correctness commented during Monday morning’s city council work session that “idiots on the Internet are saying my street’s been cleared.” He doubled down saying that is what he told a neighbor who asked why their street wasn’t cleared. “Yes”, said Ferris, “I said ‘idiots’.” Ferris made that remark […]

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Governor McDonnell requests federal disaster assistance for localities

Monday, July 23, 2012

Governor McDonnell requests federal disaster assistance for localities

Roanoke City was one of the localities that enacted a state of emergency as a result of the July 29 storm. Clean-up is continuing. According to Amelia Merchant who is assisting Melinda Mayo the city’s information coordinator the city is estimating they will incur $500,000 in repair and cleanup expense. Roanoke City Schools expects as […]

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Governor McDonnell at Emergency Operations Center

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Governor McDonnell at Emergency Operations Center

Governor Bob McDonnell has spent the morning and early afternoon at the Virginia Emergency Operations Center at the Virginia State Police  headquarters in Chesterfield. He has been meeting with emergency officials and calling local officials. He also participated in a FEMA video conference call with President Obama and held a press briefing on emergency preparedness […]

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Virginia receives federal emergency aid as Irene approaches

Saturday, August 27, 2011

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia received a pre-landfall federal emergency declaration. This action allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide supplies, equipment and other needed resources to state and local officials responding to Hurricane Irene. “I asked the President for the emergency declaration to assure that local and state governments […]

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Members of Congress sign letter to President for advance federal emergency declaration

Friday, August 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The Virginia Congressional delegation announced support of Governor Bob McDonnell’s request to President Barack Obama for a federal emergency declaration in Virginia in advance of Hurricane Irene. Members sent a letter to President Obama this afternoon supporting today’s federal emergency declaration request for the Commonwealth. Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb, and […]

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Governor declares state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Thursday, August 25, 2011

RICHMOND — Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Irene, which is anticipated to affect the Commonwealth over the weekend. Depending on the storm’s final track, there is the potential for flooding from both rainfall and storm surge in the eastern part of the state. Winds could […]

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