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 8, 1999
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:
October 5, 1999
HAMPTON, Va. -- Disaster victims of Hurricane Floyd in the City of Franklin and Southampton area are in immediate need of volunteers for manual labor. Volunteers are also needed for administrative duties like staffing phone lines and registering volunteers.
October 1, 1999
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized $500,000 to begin the process of mosquito control in areas of Southeastern Virginia flooded by Hurricane Floyd. Local and state health officials are developing plans to begin spraying to control mosquitoes in severely affected areas, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
September 30, 1999
HAMPTON, Va. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be in Accomack County beginning Monday to reach victims of Hurricane Floyd according to Virginia Department of Emergency Services and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. The mobile DRC is being used to reach disaster victims who have registered for assistance by calling FEMA toll-free 1-800-462-9029, but need additional assistance or have questions about their application.
September 29, 1999
HAMPTON, Va. -- Five more Virginia jurisdictions have been designated eligible to receive federal disaster assistance. Two previously designated jurisdictions are now eligible for an additional federal disaster program. The localities sustained damage when Hurricane Floyd swept through the Commonwealth.
September 24, 1999
HAMPTON, Va. -- A donation center has been established to assist Virginia residents affected by extensive flooding from Hurricane Floyd. The Donations Coordination Center will make sure that the gifts from citizens are directed to where the need is greatest. "Thousands of Virginians have suffered tremendous losses from the flooding," Governor Jim Gilmore said. "We appreciate the generosity of all those who are contributing to the relief effort. Volunteer efforts, support and donations are vital in helping people recover from Hurricane Floyd and returning their lives to normal."
|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.|