Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1458)

Incident period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 27, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 6, 2003
News Release
Lynchburg, VA -- Residents of Buchanan County can visit a Disaster Recovery Center close to home starting Tuesday for first-hand information on available assistance for the mid-February storms and floods. State and federal disaster recovery officials today announced the new center will open in the Buchanan County Court House on Route 460. The center will be open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A similar Disaster Recovery Center opened Saturday in Salem.
April 4, 2003
News Release
Lynchburg, VA -- People in Virginia who suffered damages from February's winter storms and flooding will be able to get information at a Disaster Recovery Center beginning Saturday, April 5, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
April 4, 2003
News Release
Lynchburg, VA -- The first disaster assistance checks have been issued to victims of the winter storms and flooding that struck Virginia Feb. 15-28. The checks are for emergency housing expenses. A total of $204,000 in housing aid to individuals and households has been sent. "Damage assessment teams are continuing to survey areas of the state that may be eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernandez. "Anyone who suffered damage should report their losses immediately. We don't want a single eligible person to miss out on assistance."
March 27, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for Virginia to help people and communities recover from the effects of a severe winter storm and record snowfall that struck the state last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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