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 20, 2001
Richmond, VA -- People unable to work due to severe storms and flooding that occurred in Tazewell County on July 8-10, may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Self-employed and unemployed workers who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded assistance made available by the major disaster declaration by President Bush on July 12, 2001. Under this program, benefits of up to $268 per week may be paid to eligible individuals until they are able to return to work.
July 20, 2001
Tazewell, VA -- One week after a presidential declaration enabled residents of Tazewell County to register for federal and state disaster programs, nearly $500,000 in disaster assistance has been approved for eligible recipients according to officials overseeing the joint recovery effort.
July 18, 2001
Tazewell, VA -- Federal and state officials have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 607 Market Street, North Tazewell (site of the old Food Lion). The facility is handicapped accessible. At the center, disaster recovery specialists will provide one-on-one assistance and answer any questions from county residents who have experienced damages and losses from the severe storms and flooding during July 8-10 that resulted in the President's July 12th disaster declaration.
July 16, 2001
Tazewell, VA -- As federal-state disaster recovery efforts to assist residents in hard-hit flood areas of southwestern Virginia and West Virginia gain momentum, a high-tech mobile disaster recovery center will make its first visit to the area on Monday and Tuesday, July 16-17.
July 15, 2001
Tazewell, VA -- Federal and state disaster officials overseeing the joint recovery effort now underway in Tazewell County said a toll-free tele-registration number is now available for eligible residents who suffered property damage or loss caused by flooding, July 8-10.
July 12, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Virginia to help residents and businesses in Tazewell County recover from flooding rains that struck the area last weekend, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).