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Peak Deer Season is Here

The Virginia Farm Bureau wants motorists to be on the lookout for deer on roads and highways, especially in rural areas, during this time of year. Why is this a concern? November is the peak time for car-vs.-deer collisions, and Virginia is one of the top ten states for such accidents. Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual […]

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VA County to Charge for Ambulance Service

In an effort to improve their emergency equipment and provide better training to emergency first responders, Prince William County, Virginia has made the decision to begin charging health insurers for ambulance services. Effective July 1, whenever a patient is transported to the hospital via an emergency medical service, the county will bill the patient’s insurance […]

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Coastal Residents: Check Your Homeowners Insurance Now

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began last Wednesday, and NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting a busy summer tropical storm-wise. It should come as no surprise, then, that insurance regulators in coastal states like Virginia are strongly suggesting that homeowners – especially those with coastal property – spend some time this week […]

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Spring Fire Season Begins in Virginia

On Tuesday the State of Virginia enacted a ban on the outdoor burning of brush, officially marking the beginning of the spring fire season, which runs through April. According to state law, burning anything withing 300 feet of woodlands, fields, or any other possible fuel source is also prohibited. Violators face a fine of up […]

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Tornado Drills in Virginia

Emergency management officials in Virginia are planning to hold a tornado drill across the state. A joint effort between the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the drill is scheduled for March 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM EST. Representatives of the emergency management department feel that it is vital that citizens […]

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