Washington, DC - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal assistance to help Virginia fight two more multiple wildfire outbreaks that pose a threat to populated areas. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest requests for federal fire management assistance yesterday after learning that the Shenandoah Gap Fire Complex was threatening more than 90 homes and businesses in Page County while another 65 residences and businesses were endangered by the Heard Mountain Fire Complex located in Albermarle and Nelson counties.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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