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FEMA To Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Surry Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of July 22, 2019 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

Commonwealth of Virginia, FEMA Host First Tribal Summit

PHILADELPHIA – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnered Tuesday to discuss with the seven federally recognized Virginia tribal nation governments emergency preparedness and response capabilities.

Dorchester County Saves Residents Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Dorchester County, Maryland now have lower flood insurance premiums as a result of Dorchester’s initiative to implement better floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Draft Environmental Assessment Public Meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a public meeting on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Richwood Middle School and Richwood High School. The meeting will be held on July 17, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cherry River Elementary, located at 190 Riverside Drive, Richwood, West Virginia 26261.

Public Notice - Draft Environmental Assessment for Cherry River


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Electric Distribution Repairs

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $1,838,646.90 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in federal funding for distribution repairs as a result of damages from Tropical Storm Michael.

Resilient West Virginia. Progress Continues Three Years Later.

PHILADELPHIA – It has been three years since severe flooding impacted West Virginia, devastating homes, communities, and businesses across the state. The people of West Virginia have not only shown great resilience in their ability to recover, but also in their capacity to come together over the last three years to support one another.

Cyber Security Workshop Brings Together State, Federal and Private Sector Partners

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the State of Delaware, hosted a Cyber Security Workshop and Table Top Exercise in Cheswold, DE.

City of Norfolk, Virginia Saves over $1 million a Year in Flood Insurance Premiums

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of the City of Norfolk, Virginia have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through an increase of various floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

West Virginia Floodplain Management Association Celebrates 10 Years with Call for Every Citizen to Take Action

PHILADELPHIA – West Virginia knows flooding. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has had 15 federal disaster declarations for flooding and other related hazards, including the historic flood event in June 2016. Flooding has and will continue to impact the lives of West Virginians; however, action is being taken to reduce that risk and protect lives and property across the state.