Virginia Storms and Flooding (DR-1406)

Incident period: March 17, 2002 to March 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 2, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 17, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- Only two weeks remain for Southwest Virginia residents and businesses affected by the floods of March 17-20 to apply for disaster assistance. June 1 is the application deadline for residents and businesses in the counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and the city of Norton. Wythe County is eligible only for Public Assistance (roads, bridges and emergency protective measures). Those who have received U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications must also be return them by this deadline.
May 14, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- FEMA and the Commonwealth of Virginia continue recovery efforts in eight Southwest Virginia counties and the independent city of Norton that suffered floods in late March. These figures do not include totals for the recently declared disaster covering the floods and severe storms in Tazewell and Buchanan counties
May 1, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- Residents of the Southwest Virginia disaster declaration area have one month from today to register for federal disaster assistance. A presidential disaster declaration on April 2 designated the counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise and the city of Norton. Wythe County was later added for public assistance only.
April 30, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- April 30,2002 - Dickenson County has received $112,600 in combined disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by the March rains and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the following figures on federal disaster assistance for Dickenson County, as of April 30.
April 29, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- It has been almost a month since President Bush declared a major disaster because of flood damage in Southwest Virginia. The localities designated in the disaster declaration are Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and the city of Norton. Wythe County was designated eligible for public assistance only. During that time, FEMA has received 1,693 applications for disaster assistance and has approved more than $2.5 million in combined assistance.
April 26, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free telephone number will now be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will no longer operate on Saturdays and Sundays. Residents of the Southwest Virginia declared disaster area who have not yet applied for FEMA assistance have until June 1 to call the FEMA registration number, 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.

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