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

May 15, 2002
News Release
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 additional step disaster victims must take to gain access to assistance programs coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 11, 2002
News Release
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 residents of Buchanan County to separate the debris into three separate piles and place it at the curb to be picked up by the National Guard.
May 10, 2002
News Release
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 struck the area in late April and early May. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Middle School.
May 10, 2002
News Release
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 assistance.
May 10, 2002
News Release
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 will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice. The DRC is located at Hurley Middle School on Route 643 in Hurley. In addition, a disaster recovery center will open Monday at the Old County Administration Building, 315 School St., in Tazewell and will have the same operating hours.
May 10, 2002
News Release
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 center will be located at the Old County Administration Building, 315 School St., in Tazewell and will open Monday, May 13, operating from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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