Tag: hurricanes

SCC reminds Virginians to review property coverage before hurricanes, other disasters

Storm activity is picking up in the tropics as we approach peak Atlantic hurricane season. 

Prepare your home for thunderstorms, lightning

Hurricanes often make more headlines during the summer and fall, but the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety cautions homeowners.


2017 Atlantic hurricane forecast: Possible El Nino to limit development of storms

AccuWeather reports experts are calling for a below-normal hurricane season this year, as a potential El Niño may limit the development of storms.

Atlantic Hurricane Forecast: Three U.S. landfalls predicted in 2015

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.


Gas prices: Another dime comes off price at the pump

Good news continues for motorists filling up at the gas pump this week. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.14 per gallon Friday, a new 2014 low. Friday’s average is ten cents less than one week ago, and 23 cents less than one month ago.

Tropical Atlantic may spring to life this weekend

AccuWeather reports an area of disturbed weather over the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Leeward Islands, is being monitored for tropical development through the weekend.

Study: Are hands-free systems in cars a distraction?

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


AAA: Gas prices continue to fall into October

Prices at the gas pump continue to fall like autumn leaves across most of the country. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.32 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the least expensive daily average since February 12.

Little Caesars Love Kitchen delivers free pizza in Waynesboro

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll into the Salvation Army to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 200 people in need on Tuesday, September 23.


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.

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.

AccuWeather.com predicts two East Coast landfall hurricanes in 2014

AccuWeather.com reports following a season with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to follow suit as a below-normal hurricane season.

Lt. Gov. Northam battles for Virginia’s National Guard

In preparation for today’s congressional hearing on proposed reductions to the National Guard, Lt. Gov. Ralph Norham sent a letter, in partnership with other lieutenant governors from throughout the country.

Virginia wine industry booming, needs growers

The Virginia wine industry has earned plenty of national and international accolades in recent years, but the amount of grapes being raised in the Old Dominion has remained relatively flat.

This year’s Virginia corn harvest is a bin-buster

As of the first week of November, 94 percent of the state’s corn harvest was complete. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest crop survey estimates Virginia corn yields will average 145 bushels an acre, a 29 percent increase from last year’s drought-stricken crop.


Report: Gas prices down seven cents this week

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline went down seven cents in the past week. The average price for regular unleaded gas, according to AAA, was $3.21 on Friday, down from $3.28 a week ago and down 14 cents from the $3.35 a gallon that was the national average a month ago.

Earth Talk: Ecosystem damage from beach resorts

While they may put up with a lot of stress from wind, waves and weather, beaches and the coastal environments surrounding them are surprisingly fragile.

Forecaster: 2011 will be active hurricane season in U.S.

AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center meteorologists, led by meteorologist and hurricane forecaster Paul Pastelok, are predicting an active season for 2011 with more impact on the U.S. coastline than last year. The team is forecasting a total of 15 named tropical storms, eight of which will attain hurricane status and three of which will attain major hurricane […]

Missed opportunities doom Cavs

Most of the second half was played on Miami’s side of the 50. When the ‘Canes finally got on the plus side of the field, they made things happen. “Unbelievable,” UM coach Randy Shannon said after his team’s improbable 24-17 come-from-behind win at UVa. on Saturday in Charlottesville, in a game that the Cavs seemed […]

College Football: UVa.-Miami Live Blog!

We are live at Scott Stadium for today’s game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Miami Hurricanes. The game is being broadcast in the Valley on NBC-29 at noon. AFP editor Chris Graham will be reporting live from the press box. Feel free to join in the fun!