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 -- 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 8, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -- The first checks went out to victims of southwestern Virginia's devastating floods less than one week after eight counties and the city of Norton were designated eligible for federal disaster assistance. Deputy State Coordinating Officer, Harry Colestock said, "Sixteen checks totaling $28,314 have already been issued, most for home repair costs."
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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