Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne (DR-1570)

Incident period: September 27, 2004 to September 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 18, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 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 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.
October 29, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Mass. -- Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Virginia Department of Taxation have announced deadline extensions for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne in 10 designated localities in western Virginia. In addition, the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) may be able to help people with employment difficulties related to the storm. The affected area includes the cities of Salem and Roanoke, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick and Roanoke. According to a release put out by the IRS:
October 26, 2004
News Release
SALEM, Va. -- Botetourt County has been designated eligible for federal disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Jeanne, commonwealth and federal officials said today.

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