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The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program that provides funding to jurisdictions to support the integration of emergency management, health, and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard. The MMRS program reduces the consequences of a mass casualty incident during the initial period of a response by having augmented existing local operational response systems before the incident occurs. It is the only federal grant program that supports multidisciplinary mass casualty response planning at the local/regional level. The Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System (HRMMRS) was developed under the direction of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) in 1999. It includes the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York.  About us...

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Storm Surge Danger in Hampton Roads

Is your home at risk from flooding due to storm surge? Don't think you need flood insurance? Think again! Check out this video from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management that address the effects of storm surge on the Hampton Roads region. ####
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Storm Surge - The #1 Killer

The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge! Storm surge is a wall of or rise in water, that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to create the hurricane storm t...
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Hurricane Basics 101

hurricane flags_with_hurricaneHamptons Roads has a relatively larege transient population. That means some of you may not be familiar with the hazards posed by hurricanes and tropical storms. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of M...
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National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 25-31, 2014

hurricane prep740_0History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. This week, May 25-31, 2014 is National Hurricane Prepared...
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Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps Ranked First in Nation by Surgeon General

Source: Virginia Department of Emergency Management EM Update - October 16, 2013; Issue #121 Virginia's Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps is the most active program in the country according to the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps Office of the Surgeon General. Tied with t...
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