Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston (DR-1544)
Incident period: August 30, 2004 to September 8, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 17, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. -- Owners of vehicles inundated by the muddy waters of Tropical Depression Gaston may be eligible for federal-state assistance. Some 2,000 cars were damaged in the city of Richmond alone, said Benjamin Johnson, the city’s emergency services coordinator. Owners of damaged vehicles should first call their insurance companies. It is possible their policies will cover the damage.
September 16, 2004
RICHMOND- In the aftermath of the flooding resulting from Tropical Depression Gaston, storm victims who have called 1-800-621-FEMA to apply for disaster assistance may receive a loan application packet from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 13, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. -- A briefing will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, for government agencies and nonprofit organizations to explain how they can apply for federal assistance to recover eligible costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged in the wake of Tropical Depression Gaston.
September 10, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. -- The safe disposal of hazardous waste is critical after any natural disaster. It begins with paying special attention to careful clean up of debris. In response to the recent flooding resulting from Tropical Depression Gaston, public officials are taking precautions to assure swift and safe clean up of public sites. Disaster recovery officials are urging those who suffered storm-related damage or flooding in their home or business to be cautious as well when dealing with hazardous products and chemical waste.
September 10, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. -- More than $1.3 million in disaster assistance has been approved for Virginia victims of
September 8, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. -- Victims of Tropical Depression Gaston are in danger of being victimized again, this time by scam artists, disaster officials warned. One person reported getting a call saying he would get a disaster grant, but “First I need your Social Security number.”