The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is hitting the Web.
VDEM is launching the VA Emergency Channel on the wildly popular video-sharing Web site YouTube.com.
Department officials say visitors will be able to see public service announcements from Governor Tim Kaine, and may be able to get critical information during emergencies.
The site is a continuation of the Commonwealth's partnership with Google.
VDEM is not alone. Old Dominion University, Roanoke County, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Tourism Authority and the Library of Virginia all are building their own YouTube channels.
To view the channel, click on the link below.