State and federal officials are urging Virginians to resolve to prepare their families for emergencies in 2014.
Michael Cline, state coordinator of emergency management, says there's no more important resolution to make than to renew personal efforts to be sure families, homes and businesses are ready for disasters.
Officials say preparing for an emergency can be as simple as knowing who to call, where to meet and what to pack in the event of a disaster.
Individuals and families can fill out an emergency plan, post it in homes and share it with family and friends.
Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.Full Story
The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.Full Story