HAMPTON, Va. -- Five more Virginia jurisdictions have been designated eligible to receive federal disaster assistance. Two previously designated jurisdictions are now eligible for an additional federal disaster program. The localities sustained damage when Hurricane Floyd swept through the Commonwealth.
The counties of Charles City, King George, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Mathews, Northumberland, and Richmond are now eligible for Public Assistance. Mathews County is now eligible for Individual Assistance as well. Lancaster and Northumberland have already been declared eligible for Individual Assistance last week. A total of 43 localities are now eligible for disaster assistance in Virginia.
Under the Individual Assistance program, residents may apply for programs such as disaster housing assistance, low-interest loans to repair or replace storm-damaged homes, personal property or businesses, and grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not met by other programs. The Public Assistance program provides federal funds for 75 percent of approved costs of debris removal, storm-related emergency services, and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities such as roads, bridges and utilities.
All jurisdictions in the state of Virginia are approved for Hazard Mitigation as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Floyd. The Hazard Mitigation program provides money to protect homes and businesses against future damage by flood-proofing, relocating or elevating buildings, as similar protective or preventive measures.
Note to editors: Please find attached a complete list of jurisdictions designated for disaster assistance. Cities and counties designated for disaster assistance as of September 29, 1999
Eligible for both Individual and Public Assistance
|Franklin (9/18)||James City (9/18)|
|Hampton (9/18)||Isle of Wight (9/18)|
|Portsmouth (9/18)||Southhampton (9/18)|
|Newport News (9/18)||Accomack (9/21)|
|Norfolk (9/18)||Prince George (9/21)|
|Virginia Beach (9/18)||Surry (9/21)|
|Colonial Heights (9/21-PA, 9/22 IA)||Sussex (9/21)|
|Chesapeake (9/22)||York (9/21)|
|Williamsburg (9/21-PA, 9/23-IA)||Greensville (9/22)|
|Emporia (9/22-IA, 9/23-PA)||Middlesex (9/22)|
|Petersburg (9/21-IA, 9/23-PA)||Dinwiddie (9/22-PA, 9/23-IA)|
|Suffolk (9/21-PA, 9/23-IA)||King and Queen (9/22)|
|Gloucester (9/22-PA, 9/23-IA)|
|Chesterfield (9/22-IA, 9/23-PA)|
|Lancaster (9/21-IA, 9/28-PA)|
|Northcumberland (9/21-IA, 9/28-PA|
Eligible for Individual Assistance only
|Richmond (9/23)||Halifax (9/23)*|
Eligible for Public Assistance only
|None||New Kent (9/21)|