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WDBJ7 ReporterOn Virginia's Tornado preparedness day, one city's attempt to keep people safe isn't getting support from the national level. Martinsville wants sirens to warn people of a serious threat but can't get the money approved. It's not unusual for cities or...
March is Red Cross month, and that means the organization wants you to know what they're doing for the community. The American Red Cross launched a new app Monday. It’s the tornado app, and it’s free to anyone with a Mac or...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe Lynchburg Fire Department is growing, thanks to a large grant. Almost a million dollars is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used to hire nine new firefighters and pay their salaries for the next two years....
The IRS is giving taxpayers and tax preparers hit by Hurricane Sandy an extra week to file returns and make payments. The tax agency says the relief will apply mainly to businesses in the storm-impacted Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states whose payroll and...
Louisa County officials are preparing to break ground for a new elementary school that will replace one severely damaged by the 2011 earthquake. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is scheduled for 4:30 p.m....
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ReporterThe severe wind storm that blew through Virginia in late July caused millions of dollars of damage. Now, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working in central and western Virginia to help local governments recover some of their costs....
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Governor Bob McDonnell has requested federal assistance following the derecho storms June 29-30 that caused widespread damage and knocked out power to thousands. Fifteen people died from storm-related injuries. At one point, around 1.3 million utility...
President Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for Virginia following last month's severe storms. Several thousand people lost power across the Commonwealth, and several homes and businesses were damaged. The declaration means federal funding...
Governments in another seven Virginia localities are eligible for federal disaster aid to help pay costs stemming from severe storms in late June. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Franklin, Montgomery, Smyth and Stafford counties, and the...
WDBJ7 ReporterIf losing power, air-conditioning and food for days isn't enough, how about an increase in your electric bill? Appalachian Power representatives say that could be the only answer after more than half a million of the company's customers lost power a week...
WDBJ7 ReporterIt's been two weeks since a strong storms caused major power outages and damage. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency is visiting one of the hardest hit areas - Lynchburg. City workers say they've already spent $1 million dollars since the storm....
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