Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Governor Northam Lifts Evacuation Order for Coastal Virginia, Urges Citizens to Stay Vigilant and Prepare for Hurricane Florence Impacts and Flooding

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “The imminent threat of coastal flooding and high winds have passed for our coastal communities as Hurricane Florence has made landfall in the Carolinas and we believe it is safe for Virginians to begin returning home,” said Governor Northam. “We are shifting our focus to the expected inland flooding and damage to Southwest Virginia as Florence turns north this weekend. I want to recognize the tireless work of our local, state, and federal partners who have been working around the clock to prepare Virginia for Hurricane Florence and to keep our residents safe.”

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Governor Northam Launches First Real-World Testing of Innovative, In-Car Alcohol Detection Technology to Save Lives

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Virginia’s leadership in both public safety and technological innovation makes us a natural partner to help deploy and implement this lifesaving technology,” said Governor Northam. “The Driven to Protect initiative will help combat drunk driving through innovative vehicle-based solutions that complement existing, tried-and-true traffic safety initiatives to save lives.”

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Ahead of Anticipated Storm, First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Virginia Classrooms to Welcome Students and Teachers Back to School

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “All Virginia children are capable of, and deserve to be, entering kindergarten with the tools they need to succeed,” said First Lady Pamela Northam. “We are dedicated to unifying Virginia early education programs and providing access to quality care and education for children and families no matter who they are or where in the Commonwealth they live.”

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Governor Northam Announces Over $10.9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding for Water and Sewer Projects, Housing Rehabilitation, and Downtown Revitalization

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Community Development Block Grants are a key resource to help communities fund economic and community development projects that address their local needs and help build the Virginia economy,” said Governor Northam. “With these grants, we can assist localities to make improvements to create vibrant spaces for all Virginia citizens to live and do business.”

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Northam Administration Takes New Steps to Fight Climate Change, Ocean Acidification

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Virginia is among the states most vulnerable to the impacts of a warming climate. Sea level rise and coastal flooding, more frequent and severe weather events, drought and increased heat are all threats to the quality of life and economic success of all Virginians,” said Governor Northam. “I am committed to ensuring that Virginia is a leader in developing solutions to prevent the worst impacts of a warming climate and changing ocean chemistry, and doing more to reduce carbon pollution.”

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