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 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.
October 18, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- A weekly summary report of disaster relief for hurricane floyd victims in Virginia for Monday, October 18: Statistics 5,240 individuals have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance 1,691 disaster housing applications approved More than $2 million have been disbursed for disaster housing 1,783 applications have been received for the Individual and Family Grant Program
October 15, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- For many Virginia victims of Hurricane Floyd, the check really is in the mail. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services report that by Wednesday, Oct. 14, $2 million of disaster housing assistance grants had been mailed to 1,556 Virginia residents.
October 15, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services are taking their joint state and federal mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to James City County, Norfolk, and Boykins during the week of October 18-23, 1999, according to state and federal disaster assistance officials. The mobile DRC, which visited Stony Creek and Windsor Volunteer Fire Departments from October 11-16, will reopen for business at the following locations on the dates listed below:
October 13, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Virginians unemployed because of Hurricane Floyd in September are reminded to apply for disaster unemployment assistance before deadlines approach, according to state and federal emergency officials. Deadlines for application will vary based upon when Virginia jurisdictions were declared eligible for disaster assistance.
October 13, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Great Dismal Swamp, the southern section of Chesapeake, and the communities of Suffolk and Portsmouth will be sprayed for mosquito control on Thursday, October 14, 1999, between the hours of 3 P.M. and 7 P.M., according to the Virginia Department of Emergency Services. If weather conditions cause cancellation of the flight it will be rescheduled. No other areas will be sprayed tomorrow. Aerial spraying of an area will occur only once.

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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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