Virginia signs on for ‘Great Southeast ShakeOut’ earthquake drill

Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” the recommended response to an earthquake, during the first ever Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

Virginia joins Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia in holding the drill and is encouraging schools, businesses, organizations, government agencies, communities and families to participate.

The Oct. 18 earthquake drill for southeastern states will follow the one-year anniversary of the August 23, 2011, 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral. The ShakeOut drill, modeled after similar efforts held throughout the nation, provides an opportunity to practice a simple, potentially lifesaving, action should an earthquake occur:

  • Drop to the ground

  • Take cover under a sturdy table or desk if possible, protecting your head and neck

  • Hold on until the shaking stops


  • To register for the earthquake drill, go to http://www.shakeout.org/southeast. Those registering for the drill will receive regular information on how to plan their drill and engage their communities to become better prepared for earthquakes and disasters.
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    Rock on!


    The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

    Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

    Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun


    A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

    A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

    Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

    A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

    Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

    Henrico Police warn citizens to ‘Take it, Lock it or Lose it’


    Eastern parts of Henrico County have witnessed a recent increase in larceny from automobiles, so Henrico Police officials are spreading the word to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles.

    Police are handing out and posting fliers and putting message boards in neighborhoods to educate residents.

    There usually is a rise of larceny from automobiles during Christmas, spring and summer break, said Henrico Police Officer James Bupp. > Read more.

    Glover to be inducted posthumously into Babe Ruth Hall of Fame


    Late Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southeast Region Hall of Fame during a ceremony Aug. 14 at RF&P Park at approximately 6:30 p.m., prior to a 14-and-under Babe Ruth World Series game. The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which is hosting the World Series, made the announcement July 18. > Read more.

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    The Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast Series continues at 7:15 a.m. at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Latrell Scott, Norfolk State University’s head football coach, will be the speaker. Scott, who previously coached at University of Richmond and Virginia State University, will present “Building a Culture in Football and Business.” Cost is $25 to $30. The series continues on the third Thursday of every month. The meeting is open to all – you don’t have to be an executive or work in Innsbrook to attend. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com. Full text

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