Warren County and Emergency Officials monitor Ian

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Warren County Fire and Rescue and Town of Front Royal have announced that they and Emergency Officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian.

Ian has once again intensified with landfall expected in the Carolinas today.

Keep track of the latest from the National Weather Service here.

Once Ian strikes land it is expected to weaken considerably over the southeast portion of the United States into tomorrow.

However Virginia remains under a state of emergency as high winds and rains are expected into the early part of the week.

The winds and rains could cause flash flooding, flooding and damaging winds.

Power providers have had crews standing by for recovery ready to go where needed.

All available Virginia State Police Officials are ready to be deployed into the hardest hit areas as well.

Kemp Miller will also have the latest weather available throughout the weekend and beyond as always.

Stay tuned to the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450 to stay up to the minute.

Additional helpful information is provide at VAemergency.gov/hurricanes and ready.gov/hurricanes.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Gov. Youngkin declares a state of emergency ahead of Ian

Governor Youngkin has declared a state emergency by email in advance of Hurricane Ian which has re-intensified and is approaching the Carolinas.

The storm is still expected to bring steady and in some cases heavy rains to parts of Virginia according to the National Weather Service.

The Governor encourages all Virginians and visitors to make a plan, have supplies on hand and follow sources for up to the minute information on Ian’s impact.

A state of emergency declaration allows the state to mobilize resources and equipment needed for response and recovery efforts.

Virginians are advised to prepare for the potential of heavy rainfall, flooding, wind damage and possibly even tornadoes.

Virginia’s emergency support team is constantly monitoring the situation and coordinating resources with local, state and federal officials.

Kemp Miller’s weather forecast will provide up to the minute weather information as the storm progresses stay tuned to the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450 to stay informed.

More information on preparation is available at VAemergency.gov/hurricanes and ready.gov/hurricanes.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

River Report: 9-30-22

In our final Shenandoah River Report of the season, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf has some safety tips in anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s remnants for the Shenandoah Valley this weekend. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Let Don Roberts help you make some memories on the South Fork this Fall. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com

Follow up on Mon.’s barricade situation in Luray

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As a follow up to the barricade situation in Luray on Sept. 26 police have a made an arrest.

According to the Page Valley News  Luray Police have arrested Jeffery Wright of Spotsylvania County.

After repeated attempts to get Wright out of the barricaded home in the 300 block of  Luray Avenue failed authorities forced their way in.

There they found Wright and a 15 year old female in the attic of the residence.

The female had been reported missing from another jurisdiction two months earlier.

As to why the two barricaded themselves in the home it is still being determined.

At this time Wright is only charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle but the investigation is ongoing.

Initially it was believed that Wright was holding Savannah Lee Emigh a 22 year old missing female from Mineral Virginia.

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office reported that Emigh was tracked to the Luray area.

Emigh was not with Wright and has been found safe according to Louisa County Authorities.

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News Maker Todd Jones on Warren County events and more

Some exciting activities are coming to Warren County in October including skydiving.

We spoke to Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about it in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd starts with a review of the highly successful Revitalize or Die event put on by  the Front Royal Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

He also shares some personal insights on skydiving and an October event.

Todd has additional information on several programs offered by Parks and Recreation as well.

One last thought Happy Anniversary to Todd and his lovely wife Sharon.

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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