Virginia Hurricane Irene (DR-4024)
Incident period: August 26, 2011 to August 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 17, 2011
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
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
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.
September 21, 2011
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- With Hurricane Irene, governments face a massive -- and expensive -- workload. They are the first to respond to the storm. They must address the tons of debris that the hurricane generated. They also must repair and rebuild damaged public property.
September 10, 2011
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Thirteen additional counties and four independent cities have been designated for federal disaster assistance to help local governments along with select private non-profit facilities recover from Hurricane Irene.
September 4, 2011
The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.