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

July 28, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Disaster officials announced the first 59 critical-needs grant checks are ready to go out to individuals and families suffering uninsured losses in the July 8-10 flooding in Tazewell County. The initial grants, totaling $252,646 were approved under the state-administered Individual Family Grant Program (IFG). The aid program provides immediate emergency assistance to those individuals in disaster areas who do not qualify for low-interest loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 27, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Tazewell County residents who find hazardous materials (Hazmat) or containers on their property caused by the July 8-10 flooding are encouraged to contact their local fire department, Tazewell Emergency Management or 911. Regional Hazmat responders will be called in to assess the situation and take corrective action. Disaster officials said the assistance would be at no cost to the property owner unless there has been purposeful action causing the situation. Hazmat teams will assess flood-related concerns about containers, spills, drums or odors.
July 27, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- In the two weeks since a presidential declaration enabled residents of Tazewell County to register for a wide range of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state recovery programs, 408 individuals and families have applied for some form of disaster assistance according to officials overseeing recovery efforts.Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer, said that $914,325 in grants and loans has been approved for eligible county recipients and a steady stream of assistance checks are being issued daily.
July 23, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Disaster recovery officials said that 324 county residents have registered for some form of federal/state disaster assistance in the first 10 days since President Bush issued a disaster declaration on July 12. The presidential declaration enables Tazewell county residents and business owners hit by severe flooding during July 8-10 to be eligible for a wide variety of federal and state individual assistance programs.
July 23, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- As the federal-state disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to flood survivors with unmet needs, a mobile disaster recovery center (DRC) will begin making rounds later this week in three hard-hit Tazewell County communities. Disaster assistance experts at the mobile center provide disaster information and registration assistance to applicants in outlying areas that do not have easy access to the Tazewell DRC located at 607 Market Street in North Tazewell.
July 23, 2001
News Release
Tazewell, VA -- Disaster recovery officials overseeing efforts to assist flood-stricken residents in Tazewell County suggested several actions that individuals should take to accelerate the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid:

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