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Virginia Hurricane Irene (DR-4024)

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Incident period: August 26, 2011 to August 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 03, 2011


October 17, 2011 - News Release

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- When Hurricane Irene swept into Chesapeake, Va. Aug. 27, the city was ready, thanks to an active citizenry and mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can prepare,” said State Coordinating Officer Michael Cline of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. “What we learn from the city of Chesapeake can be applied throughout Virginia.”

October 12, 2011 - News Release

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Savvy Virginians know how to protect their homes from the country’s #1 natural disaster: buy flood insurance. “Flooding is the most common disaster in this country, but homeowner’s insurance rarely covers flood damage,” said the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Coordinating Officer Don Keldsen.

September 29, 2011 - News Release

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Eight additional counties and one city have been designated for federal disaster assistance to help local governments along with select private non-profit facilities recover from Hurricane Irene. Amelia, Brunswick, Greensville, Hanover, Lunenburg, Northampton, Nottoway and Powhatan counties along with the city of Alexandria are the latest jurisdictions eligible for help under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Virginia Hurricane Irene (DR-4024)]

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 $57,664,270.29 $44,755,652.06 $10,339,074.28
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Virginia, FEMA-4024-DR (PDF 21KB)