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. -- 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 Norfolk on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, according to state and federal disaster assistance officials
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. -- Individuals unable to work due to flooding that occurred in Virginia cities and counties on Sept. 16 and thereafter may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Self-employed and unemployed workers who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded assistance made available by the major disaster declaration by President Clinton. Under this program, benefits of up to $230 per week may be paid to eligible individuals until they are able to return to work.
October 13, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to conduct a survey and provide information on the economic impact to communities resulting from damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Floyd. A survey will be used to collect information about disaster related business losses in the City of Franklin, and Counties of Southampton and Isle of Wight. The information will be a part of the communities' long-term recovery and hazard mitigation effort.

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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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