RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 93,000 Virginians called to apply for disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) after Hurricane Isabel, federal and state officials said. As of January 15, 2004, $257 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for individuals and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Isabel. Federal and state disaster officials provide the following summary of assistance efforts to date:
RICHMOND, Va. -- At this time of year, the thoughts of many Americans turn to gift giving. What do you give the loved one who “has everything?” The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would like to offer some gift suggestions for that special person who might not be prepared for disasters or emergencies.
RICHMOND, Va -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in York located in the Caritas Building, 1000 Old York Hampton Highway, will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 20. The application period for those who suffered damage or loss from Hurricane Isabel ended Monday, December 8, 2003.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
|Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved:||Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved*||Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved*||Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*|
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
|One of many houses destroyed from massive flooding caused by Hurricane Isabel along South River Road in the Western part of the state. Photo by Melissa Ann Janssen/FEMA||FEMA Federal Coordinating Office, David Fukutomi and Hampton Mayor, Mamie Locke help with the ice distribution at Hampton High School. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA|