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

June 21, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- Commonwealth and federal officials announced today that $70,667 in disaster housing assistance grants has been issued to assist those affected by the severe storms and flooding in Russell, Tazewell and Lee counties that began May 24. To date, 326 individuals and small business owners with disaster-related damage from within the three designated counties have called the toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to apply.
June 20, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- Residents of Lee, Russell and Tazewell counties in Virginia, 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). "We are working quickly to meet the needs of those affected by the disaster," said Tom Davies, of FEMA. Davies leads the federal side of the recovery effort in his role as federal coordinating officer. "A visit by an inspector is one of the steps in the recovery process,” Davies said.
June 19, 2004
News Release
LEBANON, Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Richlands, Virginia, to assist residents of southwestern Virginia who suffered losses and damages from the severe storms that began on May 24. The DRC will open Monday, June 21 in the Richlands Police Department building (the old Richlands Armory), 1851 Cranwell Drive. Hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.
June 15, 2004
News Release
» Federal Aid Programs For Virginia Disaster Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today to help families and businesses in southwestern Virginia recover from the effects of a series of severe storms that began late last month, according to the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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