Virginia Terrorist Attack Emergency Declaration (EM-3168)

Incident period: September 11, 2001
Emergency Declaration declared on September 12, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 21, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- In his speech to the country last night, President Bush asked Americans to continue to support the victims of this tragedy with their contributions. He noted those who want to give could go to a central source of information, www.libertyunited.org to find the names of groups providing direct help in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
September 21, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds for Virginia to aid the recovery of people devastated by the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
September 20, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- A list of victim benefits and assistance points of contact is now available on the FEMA web site. The table includes not only general information for victims the recent terrorist attacks, but also specific material on a variety of program areas including medical, dental, funeral, transportation, loss of income, and crisis counseling. Please note this web page will be updated regularly as additional information is available. Victim Benefits And Assistance Contacts List
September 20, 2001
News Release
Arlington, VA -- A legal assistance helpline and referral service has been established to aid those impacted by the September 11 Pentagon attack, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Effective immediately, the toll-free number, 1-866-606-0626, will operate between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
September 19, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- At the World Trade Center, site of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, FEMA is continuing recovery efforts, assessing damaged buildings and facilities and assisting the city and state of New York in planning for removing the massive amounts of debris. At the Pentagon site, FEMA's priorities are to provide environmental monitoring and technical support, brief state representatives on plans for debris removal and complete briefings for local officials on public assistance available to eligible localities and nonprofit entities.
September 19, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- It goes without saying that most of America is feeling the effects of stress brought by images and stories of the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania. While direct victims and their families are eligible for counseling services, millions of other Americans need to be aware that stressful feelings are normal and there are steps they can take to feel better.

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Photo of Director Allbaugh meeting with USR teams.

Arlington, VA, September 15, 2001 -- FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh meets with Urban Search and Rescue teams at the Pentagon crash site.

Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/ FEMA News Photo

» Pentagon Terrorist Attack Photographs


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