Virginia Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1502)
Incident period: November 18, 2003 to November 19, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 9, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 30, 2003
Disaster Recovery Center New Year's Holiday Schedule Toll-Free Telegistration And Help Line Days Change
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bluefield, Virginia will have shortened hours during the New Year’s week, federal and state officials announced today.
December 30, 2003
Richmond, Va. -- Individual taxpayers who experienced disaster-related losses of more than 10 percent of their adjusted gross income as a result of the November 18-19 severe storms and flooding, may be able to get tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a variety of assistance to disaster survivors and may allow casualty losses that were suffered on real property, home personal property and household goods to be deducted on the income tax return if they are not covered by insurance.
December 29, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to have their homes inspected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA inspectors are verifying damages to homes affected by the Nov. 18-19 severe storms and flooding in Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth and Tazewell counties, and in the independent city of Galax. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and insurance companies also have damage verifiers.
December 23, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia residents in Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth or Tazewell counties and the city of Galax whose wells or septic systems were damaged as a result of the November 18-19 severe storms and floods, may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete necessary repairs.
December 18, 2003
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.
December 17, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage or loss from the severe storms and floods of November 18-19 are urged to take the time to register with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling the toll-free registration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired. The lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.