RICHMOND, Va. -- Citizens whose businesses or homes and property were damaged by the severe storms and flooding of November 18-19, 2003, have less than two more weeks to apply for assistance, federal and state officials announced today.
RICHMOND, Va. -- In the wake of recent flooding in western Virginia, some people are surprised to find their insurance does not cover flood damage to their home, business or belongings. In the last four years the area has seen as many as six presidential disaster declarations, and four of those have been due to flooding. “Standard homeowner and renter insurance policies do not cover flood damage,” said Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
RICHMOND, Va. -- Those who suffered losses or damages as a result of the November 18-19, 2003 severe storms and flooding and live or have a business in Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth, or Tazewell counties and the independent city of Galax have less than one month left to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline for individuals and businesses to register for assistance is February 9, 2004.
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.
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