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Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter (DR-1862)

Incident period: November 11, 2009 to November 16, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 09, 2009


February 1, 2010 - News Release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- National flood insurance experts with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), will be reaching out to residents who sustained damage from the November Nor’easter / the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida. A door-to-door campaign to inform residents about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will occur Tuesday, February 2, 2010, in one of Norfolk’s hardest hit areas.

January 21, 2010 - News Release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Federal and Commonwealth emergency response officials are teaming up with Home Depot to provide information on rebuilding stronger after the flooding caused by the November nor’easter / remnants of Tropical Depression Ida.

January 8, 2010 - News Release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Residents of Virginia who sustained flooding damages from the November nor’easter / the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida and who had insurance policies backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have an additional 15 days to file their proofs of loss. This extension is being granted in recognition of the difficulties that NFIP policy holders may have encountered while trying to schedule meetings with adjusters and contractors during the Holiday Season.  

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $7,711,083.63 $4,334,273.77 $2,961,035.20
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Virginia, FEMA-1862-DR (PDF 47KB)