Virginia has not used more than $38 million of the $90 million in federal homeland security grants it was given from 2008 through 2010, a federal audit has found.
Superstorm Sandy was set to stick around Virginia for another day on Tuesday, bringing much more tame rain and winds and dumping snow on the state's mountainous areas.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency Friday in preparation for an anticipated super-storm that officials said will begin to be felt in much of the state on Saturday.
Hundreds of thousands of New Englanders learned with a jolt Tuesday night the same lesson D.C. area residents realized during last August's magnitude-5.8 earthquake: Quakes are not always destructive, but they are unpredictable, and it's in everybody's interest to learn the correct reaction to one.
Several wildfires raging around the parched Oklahoma landscape prompted more evacuations Sunday as emergency workers sought to shelter those forced out by flames that destroyed dozens of homes and threatened others in the drought-stricken region.
While residents of one Oklahoma town sifted through their charred belongings Saturday to salvage what they could after a roaring wildfire that may have been deliberately set, residents in two other towns were being ordered to evacuate their homes.
Virginia is getting funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deal with the impact of the intense storm that rocked the region in late June, and Maryland and the District are hoping FEMA will reimburse some of their costs as well.
More than a dozen possible tornadoes were reported Saturday as forecasters warned residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life-threatening" weather.
Floodwaters triggered by rains from Tropical Storm Lee's remnants have submerged roads and killed three people in Virginia, including a Courtland woman who drowned after her car sank in a swamp.
As emergency airlift operations brought ready-to-eat meals and water to Vermont residents left isolated and desperate, states along the Eastern Seaboard continued to be battered by the aftereffects of Irene, the destructive hurricane turned tropical storm.
Virginia officials warned residents on Thursday to prepare for massive power outages, flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene comparable to that of Hurricane Isabel, which knocked out power to about 2 million people as it tore through the state in 2003.
A mentally ill U.S. soldier accused of killing an Afghan detainee will plead guilty to premeditated murder in exchange for a substantially reduced prison term, his attorney said Sunday.
RICHMOND (AP) — Firefighters yesterday continued to battle wildfires throughout Virginia with the assistance of 125 National Guard soldiers, but most of the blazes were contained, a state official said yesterday.