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November 18, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Telephone lines for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne to register for disaster assistance will be closed Thanksgiving Day, federal and state officials said today. The lines are closed Thursday, Nov. 25, but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 26.
November 17, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that almost $1.6 million in assistance grants and loans has been approved for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne since the Oct. 18 presidential declaration. Here is a summary of activities for the period ending Nov. 15, 2004: In the 27 days since President Bush signed the disaster declaration, 964 homeowners, renters and businesses have registered for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 17, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Mass. -- Qualified Virginia residents who suffered damages from Tropical Depression Jeanne have a month left to apply for assistance, state and federal disaster officials said today. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 17.
November 12, 2004
News Release
SALEM. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that almost $1.3 million in disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne since the Oct. 18 presidential declaration. Here is a summary of activities for the period ending Nov. 11, 2004:
November 11, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Final closing dates have been set for Disaster Recovery Centers in the Salem and Covington areas established to help victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne, federal and state officials said today. The center near Covington, at the Alleghany County Government Center, 9212 Winterbury Ave., will close Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. The center in Salem, at 2145 Apperson Drive, will close Friday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.
November 11, 2004
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SALEM, Va. -- Con artists are still trying to defraud victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne, disaster officials said today. One woman received a telephone call from a person posing as a federal agent, telling her to call an 800 number and follow the directions, said Marianne C. Jackson, who is heading up the recovery effort for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The woman was asked for her bank account and routing numbers, and was told this was necessary to receive a $10,000 grant, Jackson said.
November 5, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that almost $800,000 in disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne since the Oct. 18 presidential declaration. Here is a summary of activities for the period ending Nov. 4, 2004:
November 5, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Now that the floodwaters of Tropical Depression Jeanne have subsided, it's time for homeowners and business owners to take a look at how they can prevent damage from the next severe storm. Mitigation planning is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate loss in a disaster.
November 3, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- The disaster recovery center in Salem, opened to help victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne, will no longer be open on Sundays. The cities of Salem and Roanoke, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick and Roanoke have been designated as eligible for federal disaster aid to homeowners, renters and business people. The center, at 2145 Apperson Drive, will now operate from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Handicapped parking will be available in front of the building.
November 3, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Federal and state officials remind homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes that low-interest loans are available from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help with recovery from Tropical Depression Jeanne. These loans are the federal government’s primary form of financial assistance to disaster victims. President Bush signed a major disaster declaration on Oct. 18 for the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Craig, Floyd, Montgomery, Giles, Patrick and Roanoke. Botetourt County was added later.

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