Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1386)

Incident period: July 8, 2001 to August 27, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 12, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 10, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- As recovery operations for the severe storms and flooding that first battered Southwest Virginia on July 8-10 reached the one-month milestone, figures released by federal and state officials reveal the hardship and loss endured by area residents.
August 10, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Disaster assistance for Lee County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the late July severe storms and flooding in southwestern Virginia, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. The county was added for the aid under the major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on August 1.
August 9, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for six counties in southwestern Virginia to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by late July severe storms and local flooding, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
August 6, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Help, in the form of emergency farm assistance, may be available for family farmers who suffered losses from the double-barreled onslaught of severe storms and flooding which soaked southwest Virginia in mid and late July. The storms resulted in an initial presidential disaster declaration for Tazewell County on July 12, later amended to include six additional counties on August 1.
August 3, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- More than 200 flood-stricken southwestern Virginia residents have registered for federal-state disaster recovery assistance since President Bush reopened the disaster incident period to include storm damage caused by severe rains and flooding over July 28-29. The August 1 federal action extends individual assistance eligibility to disaster survivors in seven area counties.
August 1, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Residents of seven storm-drenched southwestern Virginia counties are now eligible to apply for federal and state disaster individual assistance programs, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA director Joe M. Allbaugh said that assistance was approved based on a review of damage data collected by FEMA, state and local teams that surveyed areas flooded by the severe storms that hit the region July 26-28.

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