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Did you know...the Hampton Roads region has a regional hazard mitigation plan? The 22 cities, counties and towns within ...
08/10/2017
Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Now in Place | Emergency Management News | News | Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Did you know...the Hampton Roads region has a regional hazard mitigation plan? The 22 cities, counties and towns within the Hampton Roads region recently adopted the 2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan,a true regional plan resulting from a two year planning process that updated and combined six separate plans. Find out more about the Plan via the link below.
http://www.hrpdcva.gov/news/article/july/25/2017/regional-hazard-mitigation-plan-now-in-place/

In 2000, in an effort to reduce the Nation's mounting natural disaster losses, Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 20000) that, among other items, requires state and local governments to develop a hazard mitigation plan in order to remain eligible for pre-and post-disaster mitig...

08/31/2016
Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan | Emergency Management | Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

The Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated. Review the draft plan at the link provided.

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/departments/emergency-management/hampton-roads-hazard-mitigation-plan

TAKE OUR SURVEY. The survey questionnaire (see link below) provides an opportunity for Hampton Roads residents to share opinions and participate in the ongoing mitigation planning process taking place with Hampton Roads communities. The information provided will help us better understand hazard co...

The SBA and Agility Recovery are hosting some National Preparedness Webinars on a variety of topics. Sept 10 is How to P...
09/08/2014
Prepare My Business - Home

The SBA and Agility Recovery are hosting some National Preparedness Webinars on a variety of topics. Sept 10 is How to Plan for a Power Interruption…and Recover Fast: Tips on how to make your company resilient and better prepared to mitigate losses during power outages. Get more info at www.preparemybusiness.org

You’ve finally achieved your dream. Don’t lose it to a power outage, hacker disruption, fire, earthquake or other disaster. If you’re not prepared, a disaster could put you and your employees at risk, possibly shutting down your business forever.

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08/07/2014

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07/24/2014

The Virginia Beach SPCA has a Wildlife Rehabilitation team ready to accept any wildlife injured or displaced animals that need help, please call our Wildlife Referral Line at 757-263-4762 if you have an animal that needs assistance.

07/24/2014

Our hearts go out to the victims of the #tornado in #CapeCharles today and their families.

Here is the current track of Tropical Storm Arthur, currently expected to hit hurricane status some time tomorrow. Keep ...
07/02/2014
Tropical Storm ARTHUR

Here is the current track of Tropical Storm Arthur, currently expected to hit hurricane status some time tomorrow. Keep track of weather advisories related to Arthur here: http://ow.ly/yHdTH #Arthur #rhr

This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning...

06/13/2014

Congratulations to Mr. Curtis Brown, Emergency Management Administrator for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, on his appointment as the Chief Deputy State Coordinator of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Mr. Brown has been a tremendous asset to Hampton Roads where he has worked with federal, state, and local homeland security and emergency management officials to promote seamless coordination, build capabilities, and develop preparedness plans. We wish him the best in his new position and we are excited to see what he will he do for the entire state thru his new position.

05/30/2014
Beauty Queen and Meteorologist

Check out Hampton Roads' own Mrs. Virginia International, Cheryl Nelson, talking hurricane preparedness on The Weather Channel. Come see her at the Tides game Saturday night too! We will be there talking emergency preparedness throughout the night (with prizes!). And join us this Sunday at the Coastal VA PrepareAThon and Dave & Buster's VA Beach 1-4pm. http://ow.ly/xrR2l

Mrs. Virginia International Cheryl Nelson is not only a beauty queen, but a meteorologist too.

05/22/2014

Tornado warning issued for parts of HR incl Isle of Wight until 6:30pm. Funnel cloud spotted near Disputanta. Weather.gov

04/30/2014

#Tornado watch for Hampton Roads until 7pm. Stay alert to changing #weather, tune into NOAA Radio for add'l alerts. #rhr

Again our hearts go out to the victim's of yesterdays storms. With Monday's death toll at 11 following an outbreak of mo...
04/29/2014
Tornadoes | Ready.gov

Again our hearts go out to the victim's of yesterdays storms. With Monday's death toll at 11 following an outbreak of more than 50 tornadoes in 24 hours, we encourage everyone to please stay informed as storms continue to impact our country. The Weather Channel reports that more than 75 million people are in today's severe threat areas. If you have friends and family in these areas, please make sure they aware and know what to do before, during and after a tornado. http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in...

Our hearts go out to the families of those lost in this weekend's storms. 16 people died Sunday as a result of violent t...
04/28/2014
Tornadoes | Ready.gov

Our hearts go out to the families of those lost in this weekend's storms. 16 people died Sunday as a result of violent tornadoes in Arkansas, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. As a new storm system develops today, please take time to learn and share how to stay safe during a tornado at http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in...

04/26/2014

#Tornado touched down in Pasquotank, NC. Unknown injuries. #rhr

04/26/2014

#Tornado watch cancelled. Glad everyone is safe! #rhr

04/25/2014

If in current #tornado warning area, and are IN A MOBILE HOME, CAR OR OUTSIDE MOVE TO CLOSEST STURDY SHELTER TO PROTECT FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

04/25/2014

Stay tuned to news or weather radio for alerts & changes to tornado warning. If in warning area, move to interior of bldg on lowest level.

04/25/2014

Tornado warning issued for Suffolk, Southampton, Franklin until 6:30 PM. Take cover now. Stay alert to changing weather. #rhr

04/25/2014

#tornado watch in effect for HR region thru 9pm. Stay alert to changing weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio, news for updates. #rhr

Help build a more disaster-resilient healthcare community in Hampton Roads. Our annual free training for healthcare orga...
03/24/2014
HOEPS2014

Help build a more disaster-resilient healthcare community in Hampton Roads. Our annual free training for healthcare organizations is coming up and we will be using a social media tool called Thunderclap to tell as many people as possible, all at one time. The release is scheduled for 3/31/2014 at 9am ET. The link below will take you to the campaign page where you will be asked sign up with your FB or Twitter username and password to allow Thunderclap to post a message about HOEPS to your social media. Thunderclap can NOT see your account password (Privacy Policy is posted on the Thunderclap website). We need your help to build a more disaster-resilient healthcare community. Click the link below to see the campaign, learn more about how it works and sign up to lend your support.

http://thndr.it/1p7zYVl

I just supported HOEPS2014 on @ThunderclapIt // @ReadyHR

03/21/2014

Turn around - don't drown! The following are important points to remember when driving in flood conditions: 1 - Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. 2 - A foot of water will float many vehicles. 3 - Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups. 4 - Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The road bed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped. 5 - Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way. 6 - Do not try to take short cuts. They may be blocked. Stick to designated evacuation routes. 7 - Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

03/20/2014

To prepare for a flood, you should: Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan; avoid building in a floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home; elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk; consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home; if feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds.

03/20/2014

Hampton Roads has A LOT of areas at high risk for flooding. Learn about flood insurance, the cost of flooding and more at http://www.floodsmart.gov

03/20/2014

Curtis Brown from the @HRPDC giving a legislative update on legislation related to emergency mgmt at @vems2014. #rhr

03/19/2014

Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, doesn't mean you won't in the future. Flood risk isn't just based on history; it's also based on a number of factors including rainfall , topography, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, and changes due to new construction and development.

03/19/2014

Excited to learn from the founders of www.recovers.org at #vems2014

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