Tag: hurricane sandy

David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:

A Republican wave? A big Dem poll skew? What the hell happened?

Conventional wisdom had Republicans big favorites to win a Senate majority, build on its strong House majority and pick up several governorships.

Rascal Flatts and Kellie Pickler in Richmond Sept. 27

Get Ready Richmond Concert Featuring Rascal Flatts Rewind Tour with special guest Kellie Pickler Saturday, September 27th at 7 pm on the grounds at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

Ready Virginia app presented to Obama during hurricane briefing

The free Ready Virginia mobile application that helps people prepare for emergencies and stay informed during disasters was demonstrated to President Barack Obama May 30 in preparation for hurricane season, which extends through Nov. 30.

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.

Susan Vento and Judy Van Ness: Veterans Day surprise from Congress

Americans are observing Veterans Day. Some will observe it with a day off from work or checking out the special Veterans Day sales that will be held in department stores. But the real meaning of the day should be to think about the great sacrifices of the men and women who deserve to be honored.

NHC reveals reasons for non-issuance of hurricane warnings related to Sandy

AccuWeather.com reports nearly two months after Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, the National Hurricane Center has revealed the thought process behind the decision not to issue hurricane warnings north of North Carolina, which resulted in much miscommunication and confusion for the government and public alike.

David Levine: No more business as usual

My family and I live in Lower Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy left us, as it did so many other families and businesses, without power, heat, hot water and refrigeration. Out heartfelt best goes out to all who were affected. Recovery hasn’t been easy – not for any of us.

McDonnell requests federal assistance related to Sandy

Gov. Bob McDonnell today asked for a federal emergency declaration to help Virginia’s state and local governments and other agencies respond to and recover from the widespread impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Sandy: The worst may bypass Greater Augusta

The Greater Augusta County area is under a high-wind warning through 8 p.m. Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move inland in the Mid-Atlantic.

Virginia National Guard prepares for Sandy

The Virginia National Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state active duty for possible severe weather recovery operations from Hurricane Sandy.


AAA: Tips for drivers, travelers

After last year’s pre-Halloween trick from Mother Nature (a rare October snow storm affecting most of the Northeast which followed a hurricane and earthquake in the Commonwealth), one would think our area would be due for a treat this year. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has another trick up her sleeve this year by the name of Hurricane Sandy.


Food safety tips in advance of Sandy

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has advice for Virginians about food safety before, during and after power outages that may be caused by Hurricane Sandy. Sandy appears to be on track to cause power outages in eastern Virginia, and depending on the track she takes up the east coast, throughout the entire state.

McDonnell declares Sandy state of emergency

Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is anticipated to affect the Commonwealth over the weekend and early next week.