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 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.
October 12, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Twelve more jurisdictions were made eligible today for assistance as a result of damage from Hurricane Floyd, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDES) announced today.
October 11, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Weekly summary report of disaste relief for Hurricane Floyd victims in Virginia: Statistics:
October 11, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Virginia Department of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced new figures on disaster housing assistance to victims of Hurricane Floyd. As of Friday, October 8, 1999, approximately three weeks following major presidential disaster declarations in Virginia, $1,719,296 has been approved, and $1,682,552 of it has been mailed to 1,327 housing assistance applicants, according to state and federal disaster assistance officials.
October 8, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Franklin business owners do not have to worry about federal funds being cut off for debris removal after Sunday, according to Robert J. Gunter of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "FEMA did not set a Sunday deadline for business owners," said Gunter.

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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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