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Winter Weather Storm WARNING for Eastern WV
11/14/2018
IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY... ...more
ASP Works to Build Latest RISE Home
11/13/2018
Construction is underway for one of the latest homes built under the RISE Program....more
Join Us As We Celebrate Veterans and Military Families this Month!
11/11/2018
This Sunday, November 11, the Nation celebrates Veterans Day....more
NEW Youth Preparedness Resources
11/08/2018
Check out these resources to help children and your youth program to prepare for and cope with disasters. ...more
Polling Places Move Past Power Outages
11/07/2018
All 1,759 polling places in West Virginia were up and operating by midday Tuesday, even after early morning storms, according to the Secretary of State’s Office....more
Celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month
11/05/2018
take time to recognize and support our military families accross the nation. ...more
Change your Clock, Change your Batteries
11/01/2018
This weekend, November 4th, will be time to turn your clocks back......more
WV Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Volunteer WV deploy personnel for Hurricane Michael Recovery
10/31/2018
In response to a request for aid from Volunteer Florida and the Florida Emergency Management Agency......more
Stay Safe this Halloween
10/26/2018
Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re lighting a jack-o-lantern or making costumes, use these tips to make your Halloween safe and fun....more
National Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 27
10/23/2018
...provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths....more
Dollar General to help rebuild library lost in June 2016 Flood
10/18/2018
It's been two years since the June 2016 flood struck the Elk River Area, which forced Clendenin Elementary School to merge with Bridge Elementary School....more
Star City VFD’s Disaster Response Team deploys
10/17/2018
...helps victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida....more
West Virginia American Water Conducts Tabletop Exercises
10/09/2018
West Virginia American Water completed a series of tabletop exercises last week simulating responses to source water contamination events affecting its systems....more
News Around the State
10/04/2018
Severe Weather, Clean up, Travel, etc......more
National Emergency Alert System Test on Oct. 3, 2018
10/02/2018
The National EAS and WEA test will be held on October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT....more
Great American Shake Out!
10/15/2018
2018 International ShakeOut day is October 18, when millions of people worldwide will hold earthquake drills in schools, organizations, communities, and households at 10:18 a.m. local time. ...more
Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/01/2018
The theme for the first week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), October 1-5, is Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety. ...more
September is National Preparedness Month, Week 3 - Check your Coverage
09/18/2018
Consider buying or reviewing insurance coverage that protects you, your family or business during a disaster. ...more
Florence threatens heavy rain for West Virginia
09/16/2018
The forecast for West Virginia calls for about 2 to 4 inches of rainfall concentrated over the West Virginia mountains and mainly on the eastern slopes and into the Eastern Panhandle....more
How You Can Help Disaster Survivors
09/16/2018
In the wake of disaters, Americans have always come together with compassion and courage to ask how they can help survivors of Hurricane Florence. There are many ways that you can help survivors and ensure that an individual contribution....more
West Virginia State Parks offering discount on all accommodations as part of Hurricane Florence Response
09/12/2018
Gov. Jim Justice announced as part of the State of Preparedness for Hurricane Florence that all State Parks will be offering a 55 percent discount......more
Gov. Justice Issues Statement on Patriot Day - Sept. 11
09/11/2018
In honor of Patriot Day and remembrance of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement. “The events from 9/11 have changed all of us forever,” ...more
Gov. Justice issues State of Preparedness in advance of Hurricane Florence
09/11/2018
Today Gov. Jim Justice has issued a State of Preparedness in advance of Hurricane Florence which is expected to hit the Eastern Seaboard later this week....more
Gov. Justice Issues Statement on Hurricane Florence Preparations
09/10/2018
"All West Virginians need to prepare immediately for the potential impact Hurricane Florence may bring to the Mountain State," said Governor Jim Justice. "West Virginians should continue to monitor local weather forecasts, reports and information......more
Weather Warnings for WV
09/10/2018
Flood warnings in parts of West Virginia...more
September is National Preparedness Month!
09/04/2018
This year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week in September will highlight a different preparedness action....more
Beat the Heat
08/02/2018
Stay safe as summer heats up. Prepare yourself for the high temperatures...more
July 4th Fireworks Safety
07/03/2018
Fireworks are fun and beautiful, but they are also dangerous if not handled properly....more
Prescription Drug TakeBack Day!
04/26/2018
Take you OLD presecription drugs back to a safe place near you this Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10am to 2pm. Click link to see locations near you....more
The NEW West Virginia Pets in Disaster Task Force Needs Your Help!
06/01/2018
Learn about and Volunteer with the newly formed West Virgnia Pets Task Force, helping animals during disasters. ...more
Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted September 27
09/24/2017
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. ...more
Get Your Pets Ready During National Pet Preparedness Month
06/05/2017
June marks National Pet Preparedness Month and is a perfect opportunity for you to learn how to plan for your pet’s safety during an emergency event....more
Grilling Fire Safety Tips
07/03/2017
Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for barbecues, picnics, and fun in the sun. While summer usually means vacations, there is no vacation from fire safety. ...more
CNCS - Disaster Services Update
04/29/2016
Since March, record flooding has devastated parts of the South, including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Thousands of residents have evacuated and major roadways closed. ...more
Governor Tomblin Announces Emergency Funding For Webster County Memorial Hospital
07/30/2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 30, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the awarding of $50,000 in crisis grant funding to Webster County Memorial Hospital to assist with infrastructure repairs following severe flooding earlier this month. ...more
Emergency Alerts - a mesage from Ready.gov
09/19/2013
National Preparedness Month isn't just about preparing a kit or preparing your family. It's also about being aware of the many channels for emergency alerts and knowing how to react. ...more
September is National Preparedness Month
09/04/2013
This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM, now in its tenth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. ...more
Fireworks Safety
06/12/2013
“ANY fireworks-type materials are dangerous,” states Acting State Fire Marshal Anthony Carrico. “Even sparklers can burn hot enough to melt gold and cause third-degree burns. Basically, there is no such thing as safe fireworks. ...more
811 - Pipeline Safety Campaign Begins!
06/10/2013
Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences. ...more
See New Trainings Posted on ReadyWV!
06/07/2013
Please remember to look at the Trainings and Events posted on ReadyWV website! Also, you can have your trainings, drills, exercises, or events posted on the ReadyWV website, by contacting Gina.L.Namay@wv.gov ...more
FEMA CALLS FOR 2013 INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AWARDS SUBMISSIONS
05/15/2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the application period for the 2013 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is now open....more
WV511 - Know Before You Go!
01/10/2013
West Virginia 511 provides free, real-time traffic information, including congestion, crashes, construction, lane closures, road conditions and severe weather information on all of West Virginia’s interstates and other major highways. ...more
West Virginia Fire Departments Need Your Help!
09/14/2012
Every year, fire departments in the United States respond to more than 350,000 home fires.....fire-related injuries might have been prevented if the victims had received fire safety tips, installed working smoke alarms or practiced an escape plan....more
Ninth Annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Encourages West Virginians to Pledge to Prepare
09/04/2012
Since 2004, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month (NPM) to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies....more
Williamsburg Volunteer Response Team Helps Community during Derecho Storm
08/01/2012
Like everyone else in Greenbrier County, the Williamsburg area was struck by strong storms and high winds during the evening of June 29, 2012. Trees were uprooted. Roads were blocked.......more
GOVERNOR TOMBLIN DECLARES STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY
06/29/2012
Governor announces statewide emergency due to storms and extreme tempatures that have affected the state....more
Grilling and Fire Pit Safety
06/26/2012
Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires....more
FEMA Urges Preparedness for Hurricanes and Severe Weather
05/30/2012
Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2012, FEMA is providing additional tools for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials to alert and warn the public about severe weather....more
In Preparing for Disasters, Don't Forget Fido
05/17/2012
If you are one of the many West Virginians with a cat, dog, other pet or service animal, now is a good time to start planning for what to do with your furry or feathered friend in the event of a future disaster....more
Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
03/22/2012
For years, West Virginia has been a state with one of the highest fire death rates in the United States. Typically, high risk populations include people with disabilities, older adults, and very young children....more
New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters
03/14/2012
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue...more
National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 12-16, 2012
03/09/2012
Find out what you can do to prepare yourself and your community in the event of a flooding incident in your town by learning more about the important tools and resources that FEMA offers which you may utilize before, during and after a flood....more
FEMA campaign: Resolve to be Ready in 2012!!
12/15/2011
FEMA Kicks Off Campaign to Encourage Americans to Resolve to be Ready in 2012...more
2011 Citizen Corps Program Highlights
12/14/2011
West Virginia Citizen Corps, a program of Volunteer West Virginia, helped citizens prepare for emergencies in numerous ways in 2011. Below is a sampling of some of the program’s accomplishments in the past year....more
Outstanding Volunteers Honored for Impact at National Service Conference
06/14/2011
The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans. ...more
CERT in Action!!!
06/07/2011
Stories of how CERTs have participated in emergency response and other public safety activities....more
FEMA, Red Cross and Ad Council Launch NEW Ready Business PSAS to urge small Businesses to prepare in advance of an emergency
06/06/2011
Up to forty percent of businesses affected by a natural or man-made major disaster never reopen...more
Preparing for a Hurricane
05/26/2011
PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE Learn the facts about a hurricane. Learn how to be prepared and be safe - before, during and after a hurricane. ...more
"Disability Prepared" wants Your Best Practices
03/31/2011
You can now contribute your own expertise and experiences to help decrease the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations. How? Get involved with the new interactive website......more
Who Needs Flood Insurance?
03/31/2011
As spring flooding season approaches, the Region III office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds everyone to include a key ingredient in their household’s flood safety plan—flood insurance. ...more
CERT Basic Training Updates Announced by FEMA
03/17/2011
FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) National Program Office is pleased to announce the release of updated materials for the CERT Basic Training course....more
White House Press Release
11/17/2010
President Obama Signs Executive Order to Implement Reform Recommendations of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships...more
October is National Information/Cyber Security Month
10/05/2010
On October 5, 2010 dynamic presentations, delivered by world-class experts in the areas of cyber threats, on effective practices to safeguard computer information...will take place at the West Virginia Culture Center from 9am - 3pm....more
Seventh Annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2010 helps West Virginians take steps toward becoming prepared
09/03/2010
Floods, winter storms, wildfires and earthquakes - no matter what Mother Nature has in store, preparing ahead of time can mitigate nastier surprises, speed recovery, and reduce losses. Preparing for an emergency can be a simple and realistic goal. ...more
Safe America - 9/11 Drill Down for Safety
06/10/2010
West Virginia First Lady, Gayle Manchin, joins the Safe America Foundation as spokesperson for the second annual 9/11 Drill Down For Safety, to raise awareness on the need for emergency preparedness...more
Flood Insurance
03/17/2010
FEMA and NOAA have produced an interactive flood map. Check out this new resource and additional information about FEMA's Flood Insurance Program. ...more
Prepare for Spring Flooding
03/15/2010
With the recent heavy snowfall across much of West Virginia, the approaching spring season has turned our attention to the potential for flooding. ...more
Governor encourages residents to be vigilant about potential flooding
03/15/2010
Gov. Joe Manchin today authorized the West Virginia National Guard as a precaution to potential flooding. Guard members will be stationed in areas where flooding may occur, in the Potomac Basin and along the Ohio River. ...more
Resolve to be Ready in 2010
12/09/2009
For many, the New Year is a time for making resolutions and goals for the year to come. Spend more time with the family, lose 10 pounds, exercise more and reduce debt are resolutions that appear on many of our lists......more
First Lady Encourages West Virginians to Be Ready for Emergencies
09/17/2009
To mark National Preparedness Month this year, First Lady Gayle Manchin, along with statewide partners, announced the launch of ReadyWV, a campaign to help West Virginians prepare for emergencies....more
Preparing Your Family for Emergencies Includes Your Pets
09/11/2009
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Preparing yourself and your pets is an important step to take before disaster strikes....more
Are you ready or are you Ready?
09/11/2009
While you may think you have everything you need in the event of an emergency on hand and could wing it on the fly, you might not be as prepared as you think you are....more
Get Ready and Get Involved For National Preparedness Month
09/11/2009
Article from Rebecca Marquis with the Ready Campaign....more
Preparedness Tip of the Day!
09/09/2009
Organize and practice a family fire drill -- make sure your children know what your smoke detector sounds like and what to do if it goes off when they are sleeping....more
FEMA releases new disasaster housing information
09/02/2009
FEMA releases new disaster housing assistance information....more
National Preparedness Month
09/01/2009
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today marked the beginning of the sixth annual National Preparedness Month......more
National Preparedness Month Coalition
06/19/2009
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that more than 1,200 national, regional, tribal, state and local businesses and organizations have pledged their support and joined the 2009 National Preparedness Month (NPM) Coalition...more
Parents Encouraged to Find Out About School Emergency Plans
09/08/2009
For many families, school is back in session this month. But students shouldn’t be the only ones with homework. The West Virginia Citizen Corps program is encouraging parents to become familiar with their child’s school emergency plan. ...more
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