New Tool for Hurricane Planning and Assessment
The U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the National Weather Service, announces the launch of OnTheMap for Emergency Management: Hurricanes, a Web-based tool that provides real-time workforce information when a hurricane strikes land in the United States.
posted 07.13.2010Gas hydrates subject of “hot” VIMS paper
A study of gas hydrates by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is among the top 25 most-downloaded articles in the journal Marine Chemistry according to Science Direct™, an on-line database of the latest trends and developments in science.
posted 07.12.2010CBF report: oysters are getting tougher naturally
A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) report finds that Chesapeake Bay oysters are developing natural resistance to the diseases that have so devastated the Bay’s oyster population in recent decades.
posted 07.12.2010Boater admits to consuming alcohol before crash
Steven Wayne Nixon, the driver of the boat that crashed into a channel marker on July 5 in the Rappahannock River, admitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) officers that he was drinking alcoholic beverages "intermittently" throughout the day of the crash, according to a search warrant filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court.
posted 07.10.2010Boat crashes into channel marker; one person dies, nine are injured
A 25-year-old Glen Allen woman died and nine people were seriously injured in a boating accident in the Rappahannock River between Water View and Morattico at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 5, according to John Bull, the director of public relations at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).
posted 07.07.2010Elevator, emergency center are top priorities
Replacing the sewage plant at the top of the CIP priorities are an elevator for the Woodward Building in Saluda, which houses county offices, and construction of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the basement of the new county courthouse in Saluda.