Virginia Hurricane Floyd (DR-1293)

Incident period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 27, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Editors: Weekly summary report for Tuesday, October 26: Statistics
October 26, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Newmarket Fair, 5200 West Mercury Blvd., Hampton, will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virginia Department of Emergency Services officials.
October 26, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Nearly 66,000 Virginians in 258 communities have flood insurance on their property, according to statistics available from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Washington, D.C. In the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene, many are thankful that they do. Others, though, may wish that they did have flood insurance. They are discovering that the typical homeowner's policy does not cover flood damage.
October 25, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Residents of the city of Hampton who sustained damage by the Sept. 4 tornado spawned by hurricane Dennis must be registered by Nov. 4 to be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. The presidential declaration authorizing hurricane Dennis tornado relief applies only to residents of Hampton, according to federal and state disaster officials. Hampton city residents should call 1-800-462-9029 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hearing- or speech- impaired persons may call the TTY registration line at 1-800-462-7585.
October 25, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Residents in southeastern Virginia affected by hurricane-related flooding should exercise caution when contracting for home repairs, submitting claims, replacing damaged items, and performing other post-disaster actions. According to Tom Davies, Federal Coordinating Officer, "It's unfortunate, but disasters often bring scam artists into the area, to take advantage of the situation. We want to alert disaster victims of this possibility."
October 20, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Homeowners whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Floyd can obtain guidance on cost-effective ways to rebuild and minimize future disaster-related damages, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. Although many disaster victims are still recovering from Floyd's onslaught, officials say now is the time to protect against future incidents. "A few dollars spent now can save thousands in the future," said Robert Gunter, federal coordinating officer for disaster recovery efforts.

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Photo of Major Williams and Major Council posing with business owners. Mayor Preson Williams, Montezuma, GA, front right, and Mayor Jim Council, Franklin, VA, front left, and businessowners pose for a picture during a visit. Franklin has suffered from devastating floods following Hurricane Floyd. Franklin officials visited Montezuma, which had suffered similar flooding in 1994. Franklin officials wanted to see recovery progress and get guidance from the Montezuma officials, who warned that recovery from Floyd could take between three and five years.

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