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

April 8, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- Inspectors for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now visiting people who have filed applications for assistance to recover from the March floods in southwestern Virginia. In a joint statement, Federal Coordinating Officer Louis Botta and Virginia State Coordinating Officer Michael M. Cline said, "Residents who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from inspectors who will schedule a visit to look at damaged property."
April 8, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- Federal and state officials have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wise County to assist victims of severe storms and flash flooding in March. The center will be adjacent to the Wise County Hazmat command post, 5701 Industrial Park Rd., in Wise. The DRC will open Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. After opening day, the hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
April 3, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help families and businesses in southwestern Virginia recover from flooding rains that struck the area last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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