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March 28, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The city of Danville and Arlington County have been added to the 92 counties and 15 cities made eligible for federal disaster assistance following two severe winter storms. On Jan. 25, a storm produced record-breaking snowfall in many areas of the state. A second storm that coated much of the Commonwealth in heavy ice struck on Jan. 30. Gov. Jim Gilmore declared a state of emergency and requested federal assistance following the two storms. President Clinton initially declared a major disaster declaration for 103 Virginia jurisdictions on Feb. 28.
March 20, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The cities of Lynchburg and Norton have been added to the 92 counties and 13 cities made eligible for federal disaster assistance following two severe winter storms. On Jan. 25, a storm produced record-breaking snowfall in many areas of the state. A second storm that coated much of the Commonwealth in heavy ice struck on Jan. 30. Gov. Jim Gilmore declared a state of emergency and requested federal assistance following the two storms. President Clinton initially declared a major disaster declaration for 103 Virginia jurisdictions on Feb. 28.
March 10, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The city of Manassas has been added to the 92 counties and 12 cities that were made eligible for federal disaster assistance following two severe January winter storms. On Jan. 25, a storm produced record-breaking snowfall in many areas of the state. A second storm that coated much of the Commonwealth in heavy ice struck on Jan. 30. Gov. Jim Gilmore declared a state of emergency and requested federal assistance following the two storms. President Clinton initially declared a major disaster declaration for 103 Virginia jurisdictions on Feb. 28.
March 8, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The city of Newport News has been added to the 92 counties and 11 cities that were made eligible for federal disaster assistance following two severe January winter storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDES) are set to gather information to reimburse qualified local jurisdictions, electric cooperatives and state agencies for a portion of damage costs under FEMA's Public Assistance Programs in briefing/kick-off meetings this week.
March 7, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The process of applying for federal disaster assistance for reimbursement of emergency work performed in 103 Virginia communities during two severe January winter storms will begin this week for local officials. State and federal teams will conduct applicant briefing/kick-off meetings. These briefings are being held to explain the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program, and will allow jurisdictions to apply for reimbursement for emergency work performed during the snow and ice storms.
March 3, 2000
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDES) have opened a disaster field office here to support local governments in recovering from two severe winter storms that occurred in January. The office will serve as a temporary operations center for state and federal officials who will gather information to reimburse qualified local jurisdictions, electric cooperatives and state agencies for a portion of damage costs under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.
February 28, 2000
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for Virginia to supplement state and local response efforts to the crippling winter storm that occurred over the period of January 25-30, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).