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Virginia State Of Emergency

RICHMOND (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency Thursday after severe storms and tornadoes caused deaths throughout the state.

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State agencies are going to help local governments respond to the impact of the severe weather.

• The Virginia Emergency Operations Center is coordinating the state's response with increased staffing.

• Regional emergency coordinators with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are on scene working with local responders and emergency managers.

• Virginia State Police are assisting with traffic control and security.

• Chainsaw crews from the Virginia Department of Forestry are assisting with debris removal.

• Virginia Department of Transportation crews are clearing debris and ensuring roads are safe for travel.

• Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are assisting with chainsaw crews.



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