Regional VDEM office opens in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A new Virginia Department of Emergency Management regional office has opened in Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth office is in region five, which includes the entire Hampton Roads region, as well as areas to the north and west such as Richmond, Accomack, Chincoteague and Westmoreland.

VDEM says the new office will improve their on-the-ground presence as well as their response to emergencies and disasters.