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. -- 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.
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 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. -- 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 Stony Creek (Sussex County) and Windsor (Isle of Wight) during the week of October 11, 1999, according to state and federal disaster assistance officials. The mobile DRC, which visited the Saxis and Onancock Volunteer Fire Departments (Accomack County) from October 4-9, will reopen for business at the following locations on the dates listed below:

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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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