Virginia Department of Emergency Management

FEMA

In recent years, you may have noticed that mobile phones are increasingly giving alerts about missing children or severe weather.

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As Harvey brings unprecedented flooding in Texas, Virginians are part of relief efforts underway there. Crews from the state have been deployed to help search and rescue missions in Texas, as water level continue to rise.

Associated Press

Flooding over the past two weeks in Virginia and West Virginia has resulted in about two dozen fatalities and caused devastation to homes and belongings. Thursday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is facilitating a live Twitter chat about flood insurance. Dawn Eischen is a spokesperson for VDEM; Tab O'Neal spoke with her about the need for flood insurance and a social media chat about it.