Virginia Severe Storms and Tornado (DR-1411)

Incident period: April 28, 2002 to May 3, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 5, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 25, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA -Help may be available for homeowners and renters who face mortgage foreclosure or eviction because of economic hardships related to flooding and tornadoes that occurred from April 28 to May 3. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program is designed to assist people whose homes were not damaged by the flooding but, because of disaster-related financial hardships, cannot make mortgage or rent payments.
June 17, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA - Disaster assistance has been made available for five counties and one independent city in Virginia, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The declaration covers tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding that occurred from April 28 through May 3. The areas included in the declaration are Halifax, Pittsylvania, Prince George, Scott, and Wise counties and the independent City of Emporia. All areas were designated for Individual Assistance, which provides aid to individuals, families and business owners.
June 17, 2002
News Release
Because of a presidential disaster declaration, the counties of Bedford, Buchanan, Campbell, Cumberland, Greensville, Prince Edward, Shenandoah and Tazewell and the independent city of Bedford are eligible for federal disaster assistance due to tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that occurred from April 28 through May 3.
June 17, 2002
News Release
Wise, VA - Residents of six counties and one independent city in Virginia who suffered damages from May flooding and severe storms have less than one week to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. The deadline for residents of Bedford, Campbell, Cumberland, Greensville, Prince Edward and Shenandoah counties and the city of Bedford is June 21. Anyone interested in filing for disaster unemployment assistance should visit the nearest Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) field office.
June 11, 2002
News Release
Less than a month remains for Virginia residents and businesses to register for disaster assistance. The deadline to register is July 5. State and federal assistance is available for damage caused by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred between April 28 and May 3 in eight counties and one independent city. Renters, homeowners and businesses can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). The number for the speech- or hearing- impaired is TTY 1-800-462-7585). Both numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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