Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the USDA due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.
Heavy rains throughout the day in the Alleghany County area of Virginia have caused numerous roads to close due to flooding.
It should come as no surprise that urban areas, with impenetrable rooftops and parking lots, contribute to flooding.
The USDA has issued primary disaster designations for four Virginia counties due to losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred Sept. 24-Oct. 6.
AccuWeather reports flooding from Hurricane Joaquin will impact areas from South Carolina to Massachusetts regardless of whether it makes landfall or if the center stays out to sea.
With measurable rain in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s eight-county service area in the days ahead, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.
The Virginia State Police are advising all motorists to Drive to Save Lives with the pending rain forecast for the coming days and additional potential for flooding:
Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Southwest Virginia and impacted 138 roads across the Commonwealth yesterday. Widespread flooding and expected rain from several weather systems, including the potential landfall of Hurricane Joaquin through the weekend could cause additional impacts statewide and hamper travel.
AccuWeather reports two storms will produce areas of snow in the Pacific Northwest and part of the North Central states this weekend.
AccuWeather reports a storm bringing heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms, a swath of snow and travel delays will converge on the Northeast, Midwest and South leading up to Christmas.
AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.
Over 80 activists from Richmond and surrounding areas began their journey to the People’s Climate March taking place today in New York City. The march, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is being hailed as the largest climate march in history.
The Virginia Department of Health announced Friday that a portion of the James River will be opened to harvesting shellfish effective September 20, 2014.
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.
“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.
As Virginians prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, the Virginia State Police encourages everyone to include traffic safety as an integral part of their preparations and activities.
Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate change is either drying out or flooding many formerly productive agricultural belts, making it more and more difficult to keep up with the growing demand for food.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced a major proposal to curb carbon pollution from our nation’s existing power plants for the first time ever.
The Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) announced awards of nearly $300,000 to protect and improve the state’s natural resources and environment.
To emphasize the importance of preparing for hurricane season, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has recognized May 25-31 as Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week.
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.
Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.
But Waynesboro sidesteps flood disaster Story, photos and video by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com The South River is above flood stage in Waynesboro after Sunday’s dousing of heavy rain, and is expected to crest at 1 p.m. Monday at 10.5 feet, about a foot above flood stage, according to a report from the Waynesboro Department of Emergency Management this morning. The river is […]
Snow-rain double-whammy caused massive ’96 flooding Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
By Crystal Graham email@example.com (This is the second installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) In Long Beach, Miss., children celebrated Halloween just like most children here in Virginia. At school, the children were outside getting their faces painted – […]