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Cash donations more helpful to disaster victims

Frequently, after a disaster hits, donations of food and clothing begin pouring into areas that do not have the resources to sort and distribute items.  The best way to help victims of disasters is to make financial contributions to local charities and faith-based organizations that are responding to the situation or the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund.

“Virginians have shown after each disaster that they genuinely want to help those hit hardest, though donating unsolicited clothing and food can actually make a bad situation worse,” said Michael Cline, state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.  “Monetary donations are the most efficient way to help the most people.”

Cash donations help organizations avoid the labor and expense of sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods.  Also, voluntary relief agencies can use cash to meet victims’ needs more quickly.

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Dominion Restores Power to 600,000 Customers; Nearly All Restorations to be Completed Friday

imageDominion will restore power to 90-95 percent of the customers affected by Irene-related outages by the end of the day Friday. Seventy-five percent will be restored by the end of the workday on Wednesday.  In Northern Virginia, where Irene had lesser impact, restoration will be completed tomorrow.

Nearly all customers in the remaining areas, which suffered the most extreme damage, will have their electric service restored by the end of the day Saturday.

"Our goal is to restore power to our customers, particularly those that provide critical services, as quickly and as safely as we can," said Rodney Blevins, vice president of distribution operations for Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power. "As of noon today, we have restored power to about 600,000 of the 1.2 million customers affected by Irene-related power outages. We are working to help ensure that our customers have power for the Labor Day weekend." 

imageMore than 6,000 people are helping restore power, including more than 2,000 workers from utilities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina.  An additional 800 workers will arrive today and bring the total number of bucket trucks on the job to 1,100.

"The damage caused by Irene was widespread.  Trees and limbs brought down power lines and poles, and storm debris and flooding made it difficult to reach some work areas," Blevins said. "The Irene restoration effort is the company’s second largest in its history, behind only Hurricane Isabel from 2003, when 1.8 million customers were affected and restoration took two weeks."

Irene’s greatest impact was along a swath from Roanoke Rapids to Richmond and over to the middle peninsula – Gloucester and Northern Neck. The winds were more prolonged, if not as powerful at their peak, than those that affected Eastern Virginia, according to the National Weather Service, and the area is more heavily wooded.