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Charleston to Open Warming Centers Sunday and Monday
The city of Charleston, with the help of local agencies, will open two warming centers this weekend in anticipation of temperatures that may dip into the single digits...
West Virginia looking at a weather mess in the coming days
West Virginia’s weather is going to be a slushy mess from now through Monday....
WV School Closings due to Weather
WV Weather News this Week
Snow coming, gusty winds knock out power to thousands......
Resolve to be Ready in 2019!
Make Preparedness one of your New Year's Resolution...
Choose a New Year’s Resolution that can Help You and Others
Fill your new year with kindness and volunteer at least one day in 2019! ...
Celebrate Safely With Your Family
Toy Safety Holiday tips
December is Safe Toys and Gifts month, so before you buy check out these toy safety tips!...
Preparedness GIFT Ideas
Can't think of the perfect gift for that person that has everything? Give them the gift of PREPAREDNESS! ...
Holiday Shopping and Travel Tips
Prepping for the Holidays can be hectic! It can be quite overwhelming. Check out tips to help make your holiday less stressful and safe. ...
Put a FREEZE on Winter Fires
Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. ...
Dec. 3-7 named Winter Weather Awareness Week
The National Weather Service along with the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have designated Dec. 3-7 as Winter Weather Awareness Week....
National Flood Insurance Program Claims Made Easier
Check out the upcoming webinars to learn about the NEW Claims Processs. ...
National Realtors Association Disaster Relief Fund
provides assistance to needy victims of disasters (including, but not limited to affected relief and rescue workers), and their families, with housing-related needs....
Holiday Kitchen Safety Tips
Celebrate Safely With Your Family this Holiday Season
Winter Weather Storm WARNING for Eastern WV
IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY... ...
ASP Works to Build Latest RISE Home
Construction is underway for one of the latest homes built under the RISE Program....
Join Us As We Celebrate Veterans and Military Families this Month!
This Sunday, November 11, the Nation celebrates Veterans Day....
NEW Youth Preparedness Resources
Check out these resources to help children and your youth program to prepare for and cope with disasters. ...
Polling Places Move Past Power Outages
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....
Celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month
take time to recognize and support our military families accross the nation. ...
Change your Clock, Change your Batteries
This weekend, November 4th, will be time to turn your clocks back......
WV Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Volunteer WV deploy personnel for Hurricane Michael Recovery
In response to a request for aid from Volunteer Florida and the Florida Emergency Management Agency......
Stay Safe this Halloween
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....
National Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 27
...provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths....
Dollar General to help rebuild library lost in June 2016 Flood
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....
Star City VFD’s Disaster Response Team deploys
...helps victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida....
West Virginia American Water Conducts Tabletop Exercises
West Virginia American Water completed a series of tabletop exercises last week simulating responses to source water contamination events affecting its systems....
News Around the State
Severe Weather, Clean up, Travel, etc......
National Emergency Alert System Test on Oct. 3, 2018
The National EAS and WEA test will be held on October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT....
Great American Shake Out!
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. ...
Cyber Security Awareness Month
The theme for the first week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), October 1-5, is Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety. ...
September is National Preparedness Month, Week 3 - Check your Coverage
Consider buying or reviewing insurance coverage that protects you, your family or business during a disaster. ...
Florence threatens heavy rain for West Virginia
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....
How You Can Help Disaster Survivors
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....
Gov. Justice provides update on State of Preparedness for Hurricane Florence
West Virginia State Parks offering discount on all accommodations as part of Hurricane Florence Response
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......
Gov. Justice Issues Statement on Patriot Day - Sept. 11
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,” ...
Gov. Justice issues State of Preparedness in advance of Hurricane Florence
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....
Gov. Justice Issues Statement on Hurricane Florence Preparations
"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......
FEMA Tropical Storm Florence Update
Weather Warnings for WV
Flood warnings in parts of West Virginia...
September is National Preparedness Month!
This year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week in September will highlight a different preparedness action....
Beat the Heat
Stay safe as summer heats up. Prepare yourself for the high temperatures...
July 4th Fireworks Safety
Fireworks are fun and beautiful, but they are also dangerous if not handled properly....
Prescription Drug TakeBack Day!
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....
The NEW West Virginia Pets in Disaster Task Force Needs Your Help!
Learn about and Volunteer with the newly formed West Virgnia Pets Task Force, helping animals during disasters. ...
Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted September 27
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. ...
Get Your Pets Ready During National Pet Preparedness Month
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....
Grilling Fire Safety Tips
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. ...
FEMA Update: Flood Survivors Urged to Register for Housing Assistance
CNCS - Disaster Services Update
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. ...
Governor Tomblin Announces Emergency Funding For Webster County Memorial Hospital
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. ...
Governor Declares State of Emergency - Water Advisory!
Emergency Alerts - a mesage from Ready.gov
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. ...
September is National Preparedness Month
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. ...
“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. ...
811 - Pipeline Safety Campaign Begins!
Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences. ...
See New Trainings Posted on ReadyWV!
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 ...
FEMA CALLS FOR 2013 INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AWARDS SUBMISSIONS
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the application period for the 2013 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is now open....
WV511 - Know Before You Go!
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. ...
West Virginia Fire Departments Need Your Help!
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....
Ninth Annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Encourages West Virginians to Pledge to Prepare
Since 2004, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month (NPM) to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies....
Williamsburg Volunteer Response Team Helps Community during Derecho Storm
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.......
GOVERNOR TOMBLIN DECLARES STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY
Governor announces statewide emergency due to storms and extreme tempatures that have affected the state....
Grilling and Fire Pit Safety
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....
FEMA Urges Preparedness for Hurricanes and Severe Weather
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....
In Preparing for Disasters, Don't Forget Fido
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....
Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
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....
New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters
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...
National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 12-16, 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....
FEMA campaign: Resolve to be Ready in 2012!!
FEMA Kicks Off Campaign to Encourage Americans to Resolve to be Ready in 2012...
2011 Citizen Corps Program Highlights
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....
Outstanding Volunteers Honored for Impact at National Service Conference
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. ...
CERT in Action!!!
Stories of how CERTs have participated in emergency response and other public safety activities....
FEMA, Red Cross and Ad Council Launch NEW Ready Business PSAS to urge small Businesses to prepare in advance of an emergency
Up to forty percent of businesses affected by a natural or man-made major disaster never reopen...
Preparing for a Hurricane
PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE Learn the facts about a hurricane. Learn how to be prepared and be safe - before, during and after a hurricane. ...
"Disability Prepared" wants Your Best Practices
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......
Who Needs Flood Insurance?
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. ...
CERT Basic Training Updates Announced by FEMA
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....
White House Press Release
President Obama Signs Executive Order to Implement Reform Recommendations of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships...
October is National Information/Cyber Security Month
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....
Seventh Annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2010 helps West Virginians take steps toward becoming prepared
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. ...
Safe America - 9/11 Drill Down for Safety
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...
FEMA and NOAA have produced an interactive flood map. Check out this new resource and additional information about FEMA's Flood Insurance Program. ...
Prepare for Spring Flooding
With the recent heavy snowfall across much of West Virginia, the approaching spring season has turned our attention to the potential for flooding. ...
Governor encourages residents to be vigilant about potential flooding
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. ...
Resolve to be Ready in 2010
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......
First Lady Encourages West Virginians to Be Ready for Emergencies
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....
Preparing Your Family for Emergencies Includes Your Pets
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....
Are you ready or are you Ready?
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....
Get Ready and Get Involved For National Preparedness Month
Article from Rebecca Marquis with the Ready Campaign....
Preparedness Tip of the Day!
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....
FEMA releases new disasaster housing information
FEMA releases new disaster housing assistance information....
National Preparedness Month
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......
National Preparedness Month Coalition
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...
Parents Encouraged to Find Out About School Emergency Plans
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. ...