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WV and National Disaster News - January 14, 2021
Sinkhole impacts traffic on Charleston’s West Side; W.Va.schools to receive $339 million in COVID-19 relief; One Person Dead, One Missing After Wind And Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 13, 2021
Rental help for landlord and renters amid pandemic; DHHR confirms 37 additional COVID-19 deaths in Wednesday report ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 12, 2021
West Virginia breaks new grim record for virus cases, deaths; Governor Explains How West Virginia Became a Top State for Covid Vaccine Administration; Trump approves D.C. emergency declaration ahead of Biden inauguration ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 11, 2021
Hoyer: West Virginia on its way to being self-sufficient in PPE; Most counties red for coronavirus spread as West Virginia moves into bottom RT spot nationally ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 8, 2021
State’s New Mass Vaccination Sites Help Seniors Get Access Quicker; January on track to be deadliest yet in Mountain State as health workers rush to administer vaccines ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 7, 2021
Coronavirus vaccinations beginning this week for school employees in WV; CDC says severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine are rare ...
WV and National Disaster news - January 5, 2021
Violent crime increases in West Virginia as pandemic stretches on; WV soon to start 2nd doses of vaccine & to begin vaccinating K-12 school personnel; Shooting outside a WV bar leaves 2 dead ...
WV and National Disaster News - January 4, 2021
State launching phone line for COVID-19 Vaccine information on Monday; Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US ...
West Virginia COVID Vaccination Information
The COVID-19 Vaccine is currently being distributed in West Virginia. Vaccination is one of the strongest tools we have in the fight to slow the spread of coronavirus....
WV and National Disaster News - December 31, 2020
WVWC begins vaccinations for faculty and staff; Fatigue, loss of smell, organ damage: A range of symptoms plague many after COVID illness ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 30, 2020
Elementary, middle school kids in W.Va. to attend in-person classes, Gov. Justice says; WV DHHR reports 34 new COVID-19 related deaths; total passes 1,300Rcent earthquakes remind us that Seattle is due for Big One...
WV and National Disaster News - December 29, 2020
Putnam County Paramedic & Firefighter dies from COVID; WV racing towards COVID vaccinations for older residents; Strong storms to end 2020 with a bang for southern US ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 28, 2020
How the WV Turnpike keeps the roads safe; Preparing for winter weather; New Year's Week Storm to Spread Rain and Snow From Coast-to-Coast ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 23, 2020
Santa may need a boat rather than a sleigh in the East; West Virginia on track to deliver Covid vaccines to all its nursing homes by year-end; WV Office of Technology Monitoring Hacking of Federal Agencies ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 22, 2020
Christmas Week Storm Could Bring Flood Threat, Strong Winds and Severe Storms to the East; W.Va. leaders say holiday gatherings could cause another virus spike; describe challenge of opening classrooms ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 21, 2020
United Way of Marion, Taylor Co., West Virginia, provides aid throughout COVID-19 pandemic; Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island; Christmas Week Storm Could Bring Flood Threat to the East...
WV and National Disaster News - December 18, 2020
Another 20 COVID-19 deaths reported Friday in West Virginia; Jefferson County, West Virginia in storm recovery mode ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 17, 2020
As W.Va. outpaces the nation on nursing home vaccinations, hard-hit facilities cheer with relief; Federal Program Helps Homeowners With Rising Flood Insurance Rates...
WV and National Disaster News - December 16, 2020
COVID Death Toll in West Virginia Passes 1,000; More than half of West Virginia under winter storm warning; 14 West Virginia counties in red on County Alert Map Tuesday ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 15, 2020
West Virginia gets first vaccines; 4.7-magnitude quake is latest in swarm of temblors to rattle Nevada area; DHS, State and NIH join list of federal agencies hacked in major Russian cyberespionage campaign...
WV and National Disaster News - December 14, 2020
Major snow and ice storm brewing for the East; Gov. Justice reveals more about W.Va. vaccine plan; Safety document shows dangers of chemical said to be present in fire after fatal plant explosion...
WV and National Disaster News - December 11, 2020
COVID-19 numbers get even worse in West Virginia; Walmart prepares to administer the Covid vaccine in 5,000 pharmacies across the U.S.; Solar storm not as strong, meaning no Aurora visible ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 10, 2020
West Virginia sets daily record of 31 Covid-19 deaths; U.S. Tops 3,000 Daily Deaths - Setting a Record; Sen. Joe Manchin says Covid bi-partisan relief plan is an emergency package, ‘not a do-all, end-all’...
WV and National Disaster News - December 9, 2020
Temporary morgue being used in Marshall County; Manchin discusses COVID-19 relief efforts; Vaccinations could start for vulnerable long-term care residents as soon as next week...
WV and National Disaster News - December 8, 2020
US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data; Remote work, less business travel to remain following COVID-19, West Virginia experts say ...
Winter Weather is Here, Be Prepared
Don’t let the winter chill catch you off guard....
WV and National Disaster News - December 4, 2020
Strengthening East Coast storm likely to unload heavy snow, rain; Pfizer Slashed Its Original Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Target After Supply-Chain Obstacles ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 3, 2020
W.Va. to Offer Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests; West Virginia may see a Special Session for COVID-19; How a third wave of COVID-19 engulfed the US ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 2, 2020
WV Sen. Manchin, and others, propose bi-partisan COVID stimulus proposal; no new checks for individuals; Winter Storm Knocks Out Power to Tens of Thousands From Ohio to Maine ...
WV and National Disaster News - December 1, 2020
Crews across the region deal with first snowfall of the season; An inside look at how coronavirus vaccines will be distributed...
WV and National Disaster News - November 30, 2020
Wintry blast expected to hit much of West Virginia; Manchin, Capito announce emergency food and shelter program eligibility in West Virginia; Virginia Tech researchers recommend wearing three-layer mask to protect from COVID-19 ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 24, 2020
$1.4 million to state for emergency protective measures; A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge; New model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 23, 2020
West Virginia prepares for possible COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Hurricane center eyes system east of Florida with odds of becoming a tropical storm; Local hospitals relying on FEMA nurses to keep up with COVID-19 demand ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 20, 2020
Reports show West Virginia’s struggle to meet health needs; Lawmakers Probe Reinsurance Plan For Future Pandemics; The US just recorded more than 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in a day. ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 18, 2020
FDA Approves At-Home Rapid Coronavirus Test For Emergency Use; Mass testing at Western Virginia Regional Jail shows 25% of inmates have COVID-19 ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 17, 2020
WV and National news - November 16, 2020
WV PSC creates online portal to report trains blocking public highway rail crossings; Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19; Hurricane Iota becomes Category 5 storm, strongest Atlantic hurricane of 2020 ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 13, 2020
WV COVID-19 hospitalizations set another record; Dozens of pharmacies, including those inside Walmart, Costco, and Kroger stores, will now be able to administer COVID vaccines when they're available...
WV and National News - November 12, 2020
Do Face Masks Protect The Wearer From Coronavirus? Yes, Says CDC; Suicide rates increase during hurricanes, tornadoes and other similar events; ...
COVID and National Disaster News - November 10 2020
Expert predicts US could soon hit 200,000 daily coronavirus cases as the country tops 10 million infections; More FEMA trailers heading to El Paso ...
WV and National Disaster News - November 9, 2020
COVID-19 testing events scheduled throughout West Virginia this week; DHHR adds more than 660 COVID-19 cases Sunday; Pfizer Vaccine Boost...
WV and National Disaster News - Novemer 6, 2020
WV COVID cases reach single day high; More state officials announce restrictions as US tops 100,000 new Covid-19 infections for second day in a row...
WV and National Disaster News - November 4, 2020
11 COVID-19 deaths reported in WV; WV town hit hard by 2016 flood gets $500,000 grant; Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?...
WV and National Disaster News - November 2, 2020
Gov. Justice honors heroes on the front lines of the state’s pandemic response; U.S. Signs up Pharmacy Chains as COVID-19 Vaccination Centres; Cold blast, lake effect snow and strong winds to hit Northeast...
WV and National Disaster News - October 30, 2020
Fauci speaks to West Virginia health institute about coronavirus; West Virginia hospital officials address increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations; Our Heart Breaks': South Digs Out From Zeta's Wrath ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 29, 2020
There's no way to sugarcoat it': COVID-19 cases are surging; one American dies every 107 seconds; 2 dead as Zeta batters South, now a tropical storm; Ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system...
WV and National Disasters News - October 27, 2020
COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new pandemic record in West Virginia; Hospitals in nearly every region report a flood of covid-19 patients; 100,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows;...
WV and National Disaster News - October 26, 2020
U.S. seeing new COVID-19 highs; West Virginia contact tracers working to limit spread in Mountain State; Free COVID-19 Testing at West Virginia State Fairgrounds; Up to 100-mph winds to stoke extreme fire danger in western US ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 24, 2020
Gov. Justice providing $25 million to help qualifying West Virginians pay utility bills; FDA Approves First Treatment for COVID-19 (remdesivir)...
URGENT! Red Cross Needs Volunteers
Seeking Local Heroes to help virtually, locally and accross the country. ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 20, 2020
WVa National Guard to increase personnel in virus response; The U.S. Has Thrown Out Faulty Ventilators Russia Sent As Pandemic Aid; Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears, fleeing ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 19, 2020
W.Va. Guard receives authorization to increase personnel in support of COVID-19 response; Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren't Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk; ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 16, 2020
West Virginia hits new high of virus cases, hospitalizations; Tractor Supply Co. creating WiFi hotspots in parking lots; West Virginia hospital outbreak tied to 59 COVID-19 cases...
WV and National Disaster News - October 15, 2020
Last county in WVa to report virus case now deemed critical; Stalling hurricanes like Sally may be linked to climate change; Americans may need to ‘bite the bullet’ and cancel Thanksgiving...
WV and National Disaster News - October 14, 2020
New game trains your brain to react in emergency situations; Harrison County (West Virginia) Schools identifies additional COVID-19 cases in school system; Coronavirus treatment trials halted over safety concerns ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 13, 2020
Three new COVID-19-related deaths reported in West Virginia; Hurricane Delta leaves at least four dead and knocks out power for hundreds of thousands...
WV and National Disaster News - October 9, 2020
Funding to add to Guard aid as percentage of positive Covid tests rises; Dr. Birx warns of 'troubling signs' in Northeast amid 'very different' spread of COVID-19; New test detects coronavirus in just 5 minutes...
WV and National Disaster News - October 8, 2020
FEMA approves additional National Guard members; Hurricane Delta’s potential effects on North Central West Virginia; This company is searching for businesses to test new technology that can trace COVID-19 in the air...
WV and National Disaster News - October 6, 2020
West Virginia Gov. Justice mourns COVID-19 deaths of six residents since Friday; CDC says airborne transmission plays a role in coronavirus spread; Delta forecast to make historic landfall along Gulf Coast as a hurricane ...
WV and National Disaster News - October 5, 2020
West Virginia gets $1.3M in federal grants for firefighters; Tropical Storm Delta Forms in Caribbean; Could Pose a Hurricane Threat to U.S. Gulf Coast ...
WV and National News - October 2, 2020
President Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus; Fall fire season begins Thursday in West Virginia; Moderna chief says Covid-19 vaccine won't be widely available before late March...
October is National Cybersecurity Month
If You Connect It, Protect It. Learn HOW with these tips....
WV and National Disaster News - October 1, 2020
Gov. Justice encourages all to get tested for COVID-19, even those without symptoms; California Hit by 400 Earthquakes in Swarm on San Andreas Fault; Northern California Wildfire Death Toll Rises to Four ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 29, 2020
Dealing with disasters in pandemic tricky; The US ranks at the top of the world's coronavirus death toll of more than 1 million...
WV and Disaster National News - September 28, 2020
West Virginia hotels and motels still impacted by COVID-19; National Coronavirus Antibody Study Suggests Herd Immunity 'Remains Out of Reach' in the U.S.; Preparing for Flooding During Hurricane Season ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 25, 2020
All West Virginia counties out of Red status; US still in first Covid-19 wave and should be prepared for 'challenge' of fall and winter; Coronavirus mutation emerges that may bypass mask-wearing, hand-washing protections...
WV and National Disaster News - September 24, 2020
West Virginia’s ex-health officer, state senator catch virus; October to begin with widespread Arctic outbreak across the East; 22 states report a rise in new Covid-19 cases...
WV and National Disaster News - September 23, 2020
U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 200,000; Medical director shares wins, challenges of nursing home’s pandemic response; 6000+ Houston area homes may not get FEMA aid next flood...
WV and National Disaster News - September 22, 2020
Justice urges more covid testing in West Virginia; Coronavirus pandemic won't have a 'fairy tale ending' even with a vaccine, ex-CDC director warns; Federal watchdog tells HHS, FEMA and DoD: You can do better on COVID-19...
WV and National Disaster News - September 21, 2020
Construction of new homes for '16 flood victims kicked up in 2020; Rising Waters: Do You Live in One of America's 10 Most Flood-Prone Counties?; What We Can Do To Protect Our Federal Supply Chain ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 18, 2020
Three more COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia Friday; four counties move into 'red'; More than 70 students, five staff members quarantined in Boone County; Gulf Coast races to restore power in wake of Sally and braces for more flooding...
WV and National News - September 17, 2020
Hurricane restaurant challenges WV governor's COVID-19 mandates; Teachers’ unions: Stability needed in West Virginia school reopening plan...
WV and National Disaster News - September 16, 2020
WorkForce West Virginia mailing out 57,000 benefit checks this week; West Virginia again amends metric for reopening schools; In Possible Major Breakthrough, Researchers Develop Drug That Completely Neutralizes COVID ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 15, 2020
WV considering more 'tweaks' to color-coded COVID-19 school reopening map; Justice proposes new gold color in county map, rethinking how WVU factors into Mon County COVID numbers;LIVE: Sally inching closer to Gulf Coast ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 14, 2020
Eight W.Va. Counties Will Be Remote, Virtual School This Week; Coronavirus cases are growing in 11 U.S. states as Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ data; FEMA ends Lost Wages Assistance Program...
WV and National Disaster News - September 11, 2020
FEMA head tours Herbert Hoover High School construction site; Fauci says US needs to 'hunker down' for fall and winter; Adults with Covid-19 about 'twice as likely' to say they have dined at a restaurant...
WV and National Disaster News - September 10, 2020
Justice says covid situation is ‘critical’ in West Virginia, considers additional steps; W.Va. to start distributing additional $400 per week in COVID-19 unemployment benefits; At least 7 dead in Northwest as nearly 200 wildfires burn across western US...
WV and Disaster News - September 9, 2020
West Virginia Tops Nation in Coronavirus Spread, Cases Reported From School Staff; Virus-delayed school year starts in WVa, online for many...
September National Preparedness Month's Annual Campaign 2020
Disasters Don't Wait, Make Your Plan Today! ...
WV and National News - September 8, 2020
West Virginia’s active COVID-19 cases set yet another daily record; $300 Unemployment Benefits Update: Here’s When Payments Begin In Each State...
WV and National News - September 4, 2020
West Virginia seeks $766M in federal funds for broadband; Ball Toyota donates $200,000 to West Virginia United Way to implement food pantries; Trump Vaccine Chief Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccine by Election Day...
WV and National Disaster News - Septemember 3, 2020
West Virginia agency receives hundreds of bear complaints; West Virginia coronavirus cases, deaths continue upward spiral; Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients, Scientists Report...
WV and National News - September 2, 2020
COVID-19 outbreak, death confirmed at Harrison County, West Virginia, nursing home; FEMA Says It Will Stop Paying For Cloth Face Masks For Schools; USDA extends free meal program for children through end of the year ...
WV and National Disaster News - September 1, 2020
WorkForce West Virginia launches Lost Wages Assistance Program for unemployed West Virginians; WVU explains increasing COVID-19 numbers; Some Louisiana residents won't have power for weeks, if not months, after Hurricane Laura...
WV and National Disaster News - August 31, 2020
West Virginia Superintendent: Schools ready for Sept. 8 start; Dozens of inmates test positive for virus at WV prison; Twitter removes QAnon supporter's false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted...
WV and National Disaster News - August 27, 2020
17 WVU students on probation for violating coronavirus rules; Justice raises more concerns about nursing home COVID-19 outbreaks; Hurricane Laura Moving Inland Across Louisiana With Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain and Tornadoes...
WV and National News - August 25, 2020
Eight new coronavirus-related deaths reported in West Virginia; COVID-19 cases and deaths escalate at Taylor County, West Virginia, nursing home; opical Storm Laura Prompts Mandatory Evacuations For More Than 300,000 in Texas...
WV and National Disaster News - August 24, 2020
As start of school in West Virginia nears, comments roll in to state leaders; Cities With the Highest Flood Risk in Every State...
WV and National Disaster News - August 21, 2020
West Virginia confirms case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome; West Virginia applying for Lost Wages Assistance unemployment funds; California wildfires kill at least 5 and force tens of thousands to evacuate ...
WV and National Disaster News - August 19, 2020
VP visits WV for COVID-19 briefing, fundraising events; Some Americans have started to receive the extra $300 in unemployment — if you live in these states, you’re next on the list ...
WV and National Disaster News - August 18, 2020
Gov. Justice announces changes to color-coding system for reopening schools; What are your rights if someone at your job tests positive for coronavirus?...
WV and National Disaster News - August 10, 2020
DHHR: Four new COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia; Shortages threaten Trump’s plan for rapid coronavirus tests; Chaos coast to coast as a school year like no other launches...
WV and National Disaster News - August 7, 2020
West Virginia city extends outdoor dining permits; 300,000 Deaths by December? 9 Takeaways of the Newest COVID-19 Projections; US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science...
WV and National Disaster News - August 6, 2020
West Virginia: Wifi hotspots to allow virtual school options; Death Toll Rises, Mass Power Outages After Storm Destruction; Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change...
WV and National Disaster News - August 4, 2020
Courts in 2 WVa counties closing due to coronavirus pandemic; State officials warn that outbreaks in Logan and Raleigh counties have hit hospital staff; Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states...
WV and National Disaster News - August 3, 2020
West Virginia gov extends county’s bar shutdown order; The Pandemic and Natural Disasters Are Colliding Again; Public Health Expert Calls to Repair Distrust in a COVID-19 Vaccine...
WV and National Disaster News - July 31, 2020
Myrtle Beach area doubles up on COVID-19 deaths last week; Vacationers pull the plug on plans as Virginia is added to state quarantine lists; Isaias could generate flooding downpours in Northeast next week...
WV and National News - July 29, 2020
Backlog in virus testing hampering contact tracing efforts in W.V; Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic...
WV and National Disaster News - July 28, 2020
West Virginia City Faces Health Crisis from Water Outage; West Virginia University Pushes Back Start Of Fall Semester, Switches Some Courses Online; Child hospitalizations from Covid-19 surge 23% in Florida as schools statewide must reopen...
WV and National Disaster News - July 27, 2020
203 homes completed as part of RISE program; About 4,000 federal employees say they contracted the coronavirus at work — and 60 have died...
WV and National Disaster News - July 23, 2020
West Virginia launches CARES Act portal for quick pandemic relief; New Stimulus Package Expected Today—$1,200 Second Stimulus Checks, Unemployment Benefits May Be Included West Virginia launches CARES Act portal for quick pandemic relief; ...
WV and National Disaster news - July 21, 2020
WV and National Disaster News - July 20, 2020
Rising COVID-19 Numbers in Northern Panhandle Due to Socializing, Not Testing; COVID-19 has parents frantically searching for school alternatives, even if they can't afford them; ...
WV and National Disaster News - July 17, 2020
Numbers on rise: W.Va. hits 100 mark of new COVID-19 cases again; After the Recent Surge in Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Are Now Rising Too; W.Va. delegates continue push for special session to oversee covid response;...
COVID Safety Toolkit for Young Adults 15 to 21
Everyone has a part to play in keeping themselves and others safe. Learn what to do...
WV and National Disaster News - July 13, 2020
West Virginia governor delays action as virus spikes; Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive; Exclusive: Ex-WVa health chief says cuts hurt virus response...
WV and National Disaster News - July 10,2020
West Virginia Gov. Justice to hold COVID-19 news conference Friday; West Virginia coronavirus outbreak linked to party with 70-100 young people, officials say; More COVID-19 testing is needed; West Virginia company steps up ...
Extreme Heat and Summer Safety
Know how to prepare for extreme heat and remember to keep following COVID-19 safety guidelines....
WV and National Disaster News - June 30, 2020
West Virginia’s hidden flood threat; Fresh Express salad recall includes 90 products; Over 200 urged to quarantine after positive case at a Planet Fitness...
WV and National Disaster News - June 29, 2020
Nearly three dozen new COVID-19 cases confirmed in West Virginia; 15 million U.S. homes are at risk of flooding; Positive COVID case potential exposure at a Monongalia County gym; Nearly three dozen new COVID-19 cases confirmed in West Virginia; ...
WV and National Disaster News - June 26, 2020
Nursing home doctors, nurses say they still lack PPEs; 33 new cases of COVID-19 reported in W.Va. Thursday evening; ...
WV and National News - June 25, 2020
Pandemic Rages in the U.S., Spurring Quarantines and Mask Orders; Flash flooding clean up continues in Alderson; West Virginia Task Force Medical in thick of COVID-19 fight...
WV and National Disaster News - June 24, 2020
West Virginia inches closer to 2,600 confirmed coronavirus cases; Several US states are reporting thousands of new coronavirus cases each day; Hopkins study finds population density not driving COVID-19 spread...
WV and National Disaster News - June 16, 2020
West Virginia football player tests positive for covid-19; West Virginia Flooding Washes Out Roads and a Bridge, Damages Homes and Businesses; West Virginia reports cluster of 28 coronavirus cases tied to church...
WV and National News - June 15, 2020
Justice declares state of emergency in Fayette County following flash flooding; Marshall County Church Among COVID-19 Outbreak; Records have already been broken, and hurricane season just started...
WV and National Disaster News - June 11, 2020
School return plans outlined: W.Va. releases three possible scenarios for upcoming year; 650,000 in the dark after severe storms leave trail of damage across Midwest ...
WV and National Disaster News - June 8, 2020
WV COVID-19 cases continue to rise, no new deaths reported; Tropical Storm Cristobal Weakens, Flood Threat Persists; Amid reopenings and street protests, coronavirus transmission remains high in much of the U.S....
WV and National Disaster News - June 4, 2020
W.Va. Guard update on COVID-19 response; Boone Co. will wait to distribute $100k block grant...
WV and National Disaster News - June 3, 2020
RISE homes are all moving toward contract, Hoyer says; RISE homes are all moving toward contract, Hoyer says, although much still work remains; Fauci shares optimistic hope on Covid-19 vaccines ...
WV and National Disaster News - June 2, 2020
Official testing for virus at Jackson County nursing home again; Justice praises peaceful protests, warns against violence, vandalism; As busy hurricane season looms...
WV DMAPS is now the WV Department of Homeland Security
WV and National Disaster News
Forecasters warn of flood threat in southern West Virginia; 6 feet likely not far enough to stop COVID-19 transmission, experts say; First Came the Virus. Next Come the Storms...
WV and National COVID News, May 26, 2020
Meat shortages ould worsen; WVa reports additional 25 inmates with coronavirus; WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns...
WV and National COVID News, May 18, 2020
Coonskin Park driving range to open Monday; Local gyms preparing to reopen with new guidelines; Thousands defer plans to leave the military during crisis ...
WV and National COVID News, May 15, 2020
West Virginia sets opening dates set for gyms, whitewater rafting; New FEMA Kit Provides Framework for Reopening ...
WV and National COVID News, May 14, 2020
WV and National COVID News, May 13, 2020
Results expected later this week for COVID-19 testing in Hardy County, W.Va. Guard Assists with Establishment of Regional Food Distribution Center,...
WV and National COVID News, May 11, 2020
WV and National News, May 7, 2020
WV officials defend $1.2M order with wrong face masks; WV Court System to resume operations May 18; Small Businesses Face Tough Decisions As State Reopens ...
COVID News - WV and National, May 6, 2020
COVID News - WV and National, May 5, 2020
CDC told top WV officials they bought counterfeit respirators; WV Legal Aid offers help to those facing eviction threats; Dr. Fauci Dismisses Wuhan Lab as Source of Coronavirus, ...
COVID News - WV and National, May 4, 2020
Three counties removed from WV's hotspots, WV Airports to receive $4.5 mil in funding, WV Diabetics among the most susceptible to COVID...
WV COVID News - May 1, 2020
Kroger donates to Food Banks, WV infection remains below 3%, Federal inmates sent to quarantine in WV...
West Virginia Strong - The Comeback Plan
Governor's Comeback Plan & Safer At Home Order ...
COVID News - WV and National, April 27, 2020
COVID News - WV and National, April 24, 2020
Jails, Prisons Are Hotspots; What It Might Look Like To Safely Reopen Schools; Challenges rural America, West Virginia face amidst pandemic ...
COVID News - WV and National
WV cases rise to 929, $484 billion coronavirus relief package, FDA authorizes first at-home COVID-19 test, Availability of tests, PPE hamper drive-through testing...
WV COVID and National News, April 20, 2020
WV Absentee Ballot Applications, COVID Econimic Impact on WV, Statewide nursing home testing, WV Hospitals Seizing Bank Accounts......
WV COVID News, April 19, 2020
Mobile Food Pantry Serves Clay Co., WV Counties to Receive $100,000 for COVID Response, State budget deficit balloons, etc....
WV COVID News, April 17, 2020
Safety Before Re-opening, Rapid COVID Testing Coming to WV, Social Distancing New Policy for Retailers......
WV COVID News, April 16, 2020
When/How will WV Reopen, COVID testing at Riverside Nursing Home, COVID's impact on Black Lung Clinics...
WV COVID News, April 15, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 10, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 9, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 7, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 5, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 3, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, April 1, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, March 31, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, March 30, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, March 27, 2020
WV COVID-19 News, March 26, 2020
WV COVID-19 News
Gov. Justice issues “Stay At Home” order for all West Virginians
Covid-19 Main Information Page
Know the Facts...
Coronavirus-19 in the News
Volunteer Groups Needed to Help Rebuild Homes
that were destroyed in the June 2016 Flood. ...
Coronavirus Hotline Set-Up in WV
creation of an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
WV Disaster News - March 3, 2020
Opiod, Coronvirus, and WV Health Center Funding......
what you should know about the novel coronavirus...
WV Disaster News - Feb. 12, 2020
Landslides, Flash Flood Warning, Flood Response......
WV Disaster News - Feb. 10, 2020
WV Flooding and Other Disaster News - Feb. 6, 2020
Flooding, school closings, Opiods, FEMA Funds......
WV Disaster News - February 3, 2020
FEMA Accepts Youth Preparedness Council Applications
from students in grades 8-11 from all over the country. ...
WV Disaster News - Jan. 29, 2020
WV Disaster and Prep News - Jan. 24, 2020
WV Homeland Security, Flood Survivors get Help......
WV Disaster News - Jan. 22, 2020
Post Disaster Construction; Elk River Residents need flood help; Healthcare...
WV Disaster News - Jan. 14, 2020
News on RISE WV, Flood Victims, and Bridge ...
FEMA Upgrades Wireless Emergency Alert Capabilities
FEMA Offers $1.3B in 2020 Reinsurance for Flood Insurance
FEMA Releases Updated CERT Training Manuals
WV-Disaster-News Jan. 6
Dunbar Community Learns 1st Responder Techniques
The Dunbar Community Emergency Response Team held a disaster simulation training exercise to teach citizens how to prepare for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters...
Dunbar Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program to Hold Disaster Simulation Training Exercise
this Saturday, Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, along with members of the Dunbar Police Department Reserves....
Wesleyan Student Athletes Aid in Flood Recovery in Southern WV
A group of student-athletes from West Virginia Wesleyan College helped a woman move her belongings to a secure storage facility so her flood-damaged home could be demolished and replaced....
WV in the NEWS
2019 CERT Programs in ACTION!
...helping their communities to be better prepared for disasters. ...
WV Disaster News
see latest news about disaster impacts, planning and recovery in WV...
Flu Season, What to Know this Year
"Before influenza starts to circulate around the U.S., now's a good time to get vaccinated..."...
WV Recovery and Prep News
Flood Recovery, A Volunteer Remembered, Winter Prep...
WV Disaster Related Info in the News
Check out what's happening around the state....
FEMA Launches NEW Ready KIDS Website
Check it out!...
FEMA Releases 2018 Survey Results on Household Preparedness
which measures individuals' attitudes and behaviors regarding preparedness...and what influences them to begin preparing for a future hazard....
Buckhannon Firefighters Hone Skills During Summer Training Sessions
Ready for National Preparedness Month...
Hurricane Dorian, How WV is Helping
West Virginia Couple Deploys with Red Cross to Florida
Be Prepared, NOT Scared
September is National Preparedness Month...
WV Disaster Recovery News August 19, 2019
West Virginia Disaster and Preparedness News
WVSOM Students, Staff Help Stage Mass Casualty Exercise at Summit Bechtel Reserve
Nationwide Emergency Alert Test on August 7
Beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT, the test message will be sent to radio and television stations......
WV Receives Disaster Declaration for June 2019 Flooding
that happened in Eastern part of West Virginia...
WV Disaster and Prep News
learn what's happening around the state....
WV Congressional Delegation Asks President for Disaster Declaration
following June 29 flash flooding, which caused significant damage to infrastructure, homes, personal property and businesses in Grant, Pendleton, Preston, Tucker and Randolph counties....
State Agencies Provide Assistance to World Scout Jamboree
at Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, WV...
West Virginia Gets Ready to Host the World Boyscout Jamboree
WV Heat Advisories & Info in the News
City of Charleston opening cooling centers, pools for excessive heat this weekend
Multiple counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio are under an excessive heat warning from noon Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service....
Flood Recovery Efforts in Eastern WV
in Pendleton County, Harman......
July 4th - Grill and Fireworks Safety
Be Safe while having Fun! ...
Justice Declares State of Emergency
following Eastern Mountain Flash Flooding...
Protecting Your Property From Floods
Homeowners’ and renters’ insurance usually do not cover flood damage....
STEP - Student Tools for Emergency Planning
Students and Teachers STEP towards Emergency Preparedness...
Pet Prep Tips!
Keep a selfie of you and your pet as proof of ownership and identification in case of an emergency. ...
WV Disaster Recovery News
Cabell County commissioners request DOT Study I-64 after Hydroplane Wrecks
By Dan Klein | Posted: Thu 4:54 PM, Jun 13, 2019 | reposted from WSAZ news website: https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Cabell-Commissioners-request-DOT-study-I-64-after-hydroplane-wrecks-511255761.html...
Kanawha County Golf Course Opening Saturday After Damaging Storm
First Responders Complete Homeland Security Training
four state and local first responders from West Virginia completed training giving them the skills needed to instruct the Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program....
Volunteer WV's Disaster Corps Member Deployed to Help Catholic Charities
repair homes damaged by flooding. ...
West Virginia counties receive disaster designation
The United States Department of Agriculture has approved 12 counties in West Virginia as primary natural disaster areas. ...
Power outages reported after storm hits Tornado, WV area
The largest remaining pocket of outages is being reported in Cabell County, West Virginia between the towns of Milton and Ona....
Loans Available for WV Farms for Hurricane-Related Flooding
Farmers in two dozen counties in West Virginia are eligible to apply for emergency loans from flooding caused by hurricanes Florence and Michael last year....
Drug Take Back Day!
This Saturday, April 27, 2019! ...
Safe Schools Toolkit now available for School Leaders
Manchin Secures Commitment From Secretary Carson To Release $106 Million In Disaster Relief Funding For West Virginia
Wind Advisories Still in Affect for Several WV Counties
State Health Official Confirms NO MEASLES in West Virginia to date
April 14-20 proclaimed W.Va. Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Manchin Requests Extension of FEMA Insurance Period
Many landowners received assistance from FEMA after the June 2016 flood in the form of three-year group flood insurance policies. The first plans are set to expire in September....
April is National Financial Capability Month
Personal financial planning helps individuals and families prepare for disasters both big and small....
Power back on in Huntington after storm, high winds
State to receive additional $14 million from feds to battle opioid epidemic
FEMA Wants W.Va. Residents at Risk from Spring Flooding to Check Insurance Options
“A lot of people think their homeowner’s, or renter’s policy, or small-business policy covers them for flood damage, and normally it doesn’t...” ...
National Flood Insurance Program in the News
Governor Justice Announces Tornado Test Alert on March 19 @ 10:30am
and designates March 18-22, 2019, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in West Virginia....
Greenbrier County institutes new Emergency Alert System
Text messages connect us and can even keep us safe through emergency alerts. But they only work if you’re signed up...
Official says Naylor Hall repaired after wind damage
Treasurer Ronnie Good said part of the metal roof of the historic structure, which serves as Town Hall, was blown off....
Businesses to receive training on suspicious purchases
...namely materials that could be used to create bombs readily available at home supply stores and other businesses....
Power restored for many across West Virginia
Power has been restored for many of the more than 25,000 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia......
More than 24,000 Remain without Power across West Virginia after High Winds
Crews work to prevent landslide after multiple in Harrison County over past few weeks
continuing cycle of rain, snow, and sun has damaged hillsides across Doddridge, Monongalia, and Harrison Counties....
Seeking Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council
FEMA will start accepting applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council. ...
Capito, Manchin Announce Flood Funding for Tucker
Two Separate Rockslides Close Major Roadways
For more info, go to WSAZ News https://bit.ly/2GFNany ...
Parsons, WV, to Receive $350,000 in Federal Funding to Support Flood Recovery
...funds will support infrastructure improvements ...
Wet Weather Causes Woes Around the Ohio Valley
Fayette County Rolls Out Swift911 Mass Emergency Notification System
residents of Fayette County and other municipalities will get emergency alerts by phone, text, social media, email or fax....
Warming Stations Open throughout WV
Charleston to Open Warming Centers
With cold temperatures in the forecast, the city of Charleston will work with area organizations to open warming shelters for those in need this week....
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Much of West Virginia
...snow expected Tuesday ...
Melting Snow Leads to Minor Flooding in the Eastern Panhandle
The Eastern Panhandle received several inches of snowfall within the past few weeks, causing some small flooding to occur in low-lying areas across the region. ...
Shutdown Stalls West Virginia Recovery From 2016 Floods
West Virginia’s 2016 flood is being affected by the partial federal government shutdown. ...
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, on November 3rd, it 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. ...
Flood Safety Tips
"April showers bring may flowers!" Spring rains and melting snow can create excess water run-off that can quickly cause rivers and creeks to rise, floods, and mudlsides. Read about ways you can be prepared for potential flooding....
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. ...