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City of Staunton prepared for severe weather, encourages residents to be prepared

The City of Staunton is preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Joaquin, now a Category 4 storm. The region is under a flash flood watch from Friday morning to Saturday evening, and two to three inches of rain are expected with higher amounts possible in some areas.


Virginia awards $21.5 million in grants for stormwater pollution reduction efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.

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Congressman Robert Hurt statement on flood insurance hearing

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Services’ Housing and Insurance Subcommittee on the flood insurance market.


Vehicle-deer collisions can impact your car insurance

November is the peak month for collisions between vehicles and deer. Motorists need to be careful, especially when driving at dawn or dusk and in areas where deer are prevalent.

More Weather: Flash flood watch

A flash flood watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia tonight into Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports that heavy rainfall will spread tonight into Virginia from the south ahead of a strong cold front that will overspread the region in the overnight hours.


Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to renew insurance before hurricanes, disasters

With more than two months left in hurricane season, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting their property from loss.


Governor McAuliffe sets September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

City of Staunton launches new maps, app website

The City of Staunton announced today the launch of a new “Maps & Apps” website. Maps & Apps replaces the traditional city “GIS” site previously available for use by the public.

Tropical Storm Arthur headed to Virginia: Safe travel tips

A tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic and timing could not be worse for the over 1 million (1,158,038) holiday travelers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Lynchburg District Road Report: June 22-28

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT district requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted.

McAuliffe urges citizens to prepare for hurricane season

To emphasize the importance of preparing for hurricane season, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has recognized May 25-31 as Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week.


Virginia projects included in Senate water bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today announced Senate passage of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act, sending the bipartisan legislation to the President for his signature.

Staunton Senior Center Gardens and Composts

Recently Staunton Senior Center held programs for members concerning gardening and composting thanks to ladies from the local home health agencies and nursing home/rehab facilities who offer monthly health topics.


AAA: Be prepared for flash flooding

Except for heat related fatalities, more deaths occur from flooding than any other weather hazard. Why? Most people fail to realize the power of water.

Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month.


AAA: Wet weather driving tips

AAA Mid-Atlantic is providing some wet weather driving tips to help keep motorists safe as some roads in the Commonwealth are experiencing some ponding.

Master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla to perform at Bridgewater College

Ustad Shafaat Khan, a world-renowned Indian master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

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Look for great learning opportunities on a fall trip through Virginia

In my opinion, and I believe the opinion of many other travelers, fall is second only to summer as prime traveling time. Here in Virginia the days are still warm but the nights are cool.

Over the banks

But Waynesboro sidesteps flood disaster   Story, photos and video by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Waynesboro dodged potential disastrous flooding associated with heavy rain that overswept the Shenandoah Valley Sunday and into Monday morning. The river had been projected to crest at 1 p.m. Monday at 10.5 feet, a foot over the 9.5-foot flood stage, according to the Waynesboro […]

City officials watching weather forecast

Snow-rain double-whammy caused massive ’96 flooding Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The first of the two 100-year floods of 1996 in Waynesboro was precipitated by a massive early-January snowstorm that dumped 30 inches-plus of snow followed by a heavy-rain event a week later that forced the South River out of its banks. With snow still […]