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

September 24, 1999
News Release
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."
September 24, 1999
News Release
HAMPTON, Va. -- More Virginia jurisdictions have been made eligible to receive federal aid, according to state and federal disaster officials.
September 23, 1999
News Release
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Newport News on Thursday, September 23, at 10 a.m. to assist disaster victims. The DRC is located at Newmarket Fair, 5200 West Mercury Boulevard. Citizens may meet with state, federal, and voluntary agency representatives at the DRC. Anyone suffering losses or damage from the recent tornado and flooding disasters is encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-462-9029 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) 7 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.
September 22, 1999
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Franklin to assist people affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd, according to state and federal officials. The DRC is located in the Virginia National Guard Armory located at 900 Armory Drive in Franklin, and opened at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, September 22). It will operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
September 18, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid for Virginia was authorized today to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this morning. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from Floyd that began buffeting the state's coastline on September 13.

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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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