News Releases for Virginia Severe Storms and Tornado (DR-1411)

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- State and federal officials announced today that travel trailers are being provided to meet the immediate housing needs for individuals who have been displaced as a result of the severe...
Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tazewell will close Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. The center is located at the old County Administration Building and the hours of operation are 9 a.m...
Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Individuals in Buchanan and Tazewell counties who suffered damages due to the late April and early May storms have a place to stop for information about disaster assistance programs....
Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Disaster assistance has been made available for six counties and one independent city in Virginia, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The...
Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- The floodwaters have receded. You registered with the Red Cross, notified local officials of your damage and even reported damage to the county emergency manager. However, there is one...
Saturday, May 11, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Now that the cleanup from the recent severe storms and floods has begun, FEMA has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist with debris management. Disaster officials are asking...
Friday, May 10, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- A meeting has been scheduled for Hurley and Buchanan County residents to talk with federal and commonwealth officials about issues related to recovery from the severe flooding that...
Friday, May 10, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have announced that operating hours for the disaster recovery center (DRC) in Hurley will change on Monday, May 13. The new hours...
Friday, May 10, 2002 - 00:00
Richmond, VA -- People unable to work because of the severe storms and flooding that occurred in regions of Southwest, Virginia from April 28 through May 3 may be eligible for disaster unemployment...
Friday, May 10, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Federal and state officials have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Tazewell County to assist victims of severe storms and flash flooding in late April and early May. The...
Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Disaster assistance for Buchanan County has been expanded to include Emergency Food Stamps. The Virginia Department of Social Services received waivers from the U.S. Department of...
Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- The first checks went out to residents of Buchanan and Tazewell counties less than five days after the counties were designated eligible for federal disaster assistance. Federal...
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Disaster assistance for Tazewell and Buchanan counties has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the catastrophic floods in Virginia, the head of the Federal...
Tuesday, May 7, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Inspectors are now visiting people who have registered for assistance to recover from the flooding and severe storms that hit Buchanan and Tazewell counties in late April and early May....
Monday, May 6, 2002 - 00:00
Wise, VA -- Federal and state officials have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Buchanan County to assist victims of severe storms and flash flooding in late April and early May. The...
Sunday, May 5, 2002 - 00:00
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help families and businesses in Virginia recover from flooding rains and other violent weather that struck the state last week,...

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