Storm brings severe flooding to Farmville, Va

Photo taken by Alec R. Hosterman

On Oct. 11, Tropical Storm Michael tore through Prince Edward County, causing widespread damage. The storm challenged emergency coordinators due to its shift in trajectory, causing it to become more severe than what was previously projected.

Both Prince Edward County and the town of Farmville have an Emergency Operations Plan that they use to help prepare for emergencies. These plans run off of the four phases of emergency management, which are preparedness, response, recovery, and prevention/mitigation.

Preparing for Michael

Prince Edward County Emergency Management Coordinator Sara Puckett stated she presented a briefing of the preparation actions Prince Edward was taking…

Steven Herring

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