News to Know for Oct. 29: Dominion Energy preps for Zeta; Hanover County Chromebooks; Zeta remnants bring wind, rain

News to Know for Oct. 29: Dominion Energy preps for Zeta; Hanover County Chromebooks; Zeta remnants bring wind, rain
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (Source: NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

First Alert Weather Day

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta bring rain and wind to Central Virginia Thursday.

Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Cloudy with rain and possible thunderstorms as the remnants of Zeta arrive.

Zeta’s remnants bring wind/rain

Schools Brace For Zeta’s Arrival

Schools will be closing or making changes to their schedule before Tropical Storm Zeta’s arrival.

Click here to see if your school will be closed or making changes today.

Dominion Energy Prepares For Storm

Dominion says they are closely watching the storm and are ready in case power outages do happen.

Dominion Energy is warning customers that power outages are likely to happen across east and central Virginia ahead of Tropical Storm Zeta.

Dominion Energy office on Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville
Dominion Energy office on Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville (Source: WVIR)

If you lose power, the quickest way to report it is through the Dominion app.

You can also call 1-866-DOM-HELP.

Postmarked Ballots

A judge has ruled that Virginia elections officials cannot count absentee ballots with missing postmarks unless they can confirm the date of mailing through a barcode.

The ruling Wednesday partially granted an injunction requested by a conservative legal group.

A judge has ruled that Virginia elections officials cannot count absentee ballots with missing postmarks unless they can confirm the date of mailing through a barcode.
A judge has ruled that Virginia elections officials cannot count absentee ballots with missing postmarks unless they can confirm the date of mailing through a barcode. (Source: NBC12)

The Public Interest Legal Foundation sued the Virginia Department of Elections and members of the Virginia State Board of Elections earlier this month.

Chesterfield Schools' Free Meals Update

Chesterfield County Public Schools will be offering free meals to students through the end of the year.

The meal service was originally set to end in December.

For a full list of meal pick-up locations, click here.

Hanover County Chromebooks

Hanover County Public Schools announced the district received a shipment of 9,000 Chromebooks. The Chromebooks will be distributed beginning next week.

The school district says every middle and high school student will have a Chromebook by Thanksgiving break.

Elementary school students will receive their laptops in December.

Final Thought

If you seek creative ideas, go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk - Raymond Inmon

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