Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1525)

Incident period: May 24, 2004 to June 26, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 15, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 16, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- One month after four southwest Virginia counties were declared federal disaster areas, recovery assistance approved to help renters, homeowners and businesses with disaster related damages has reached more than $1.4 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is August 16, 2004.
July 16, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- When disaster strikes, voluntary agencies often are among the first to arrive on the scene and among the last to leave. Volunteer response to spring floods in southwest Virginia was no exception. The overall contribution of these volunteer agencies to recovery is immeasurable, federal and state disaster officials said today.
July 12, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- One month after southwest Virginia was affected by severe storms, people are still actively cleaning up --- but beginning to ask, “ What about next time?” The rebuilding and repair phase of a disaster is the ideal time to consider ways to limit future damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and theVirginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) call such action “hazard mitigation.”
July 7, 2004
News Release
The disaster registration line - 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585 -- for southwest Virginians affected by late May and June storms, tornadoes and flooding is changing hours of operation, recovery officials announced today. "As of July 12, the registration line will now be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline to register for state and federal disaster assistance is August 16.
July 7, 2004
News Release
There is only a couple of days left to visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Richlands, state and federal recovery officials said today. "We want to remind all affected by the tornadoes, floods and severe storms from May 24 to June 26, 2004, that the center will close permanently at 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 10,"said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 7, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- Federal disaster assistance approved to help Southwest Virginians recover from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes damages between May 24 and June 26, 2004, has reached more than $1 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said, “FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration and Commonwealth of Virginia funding for disaster recovery now amounts to $1,044,402.”

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