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
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.
October 5, 1999
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- Federal and state officials are asking rental property owners in Virginia to help hurricane victims who are temporarily displaced from their homes.

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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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