HAMPTON, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to conduct a survey and provide information on the economic impact to communities resulting from damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Floyd.
A survey will be used to collect information about disaster related business losses in the City of Franklin, and Counties of Southampton and Isle of Wight. The information will be a part of the communities' long-term recovery and hazard mitigation effort.
"It is important that we have participation by all businesses dislocated due to flooding, and /or where regular business activity was interrupted for a period longer than two days. This will help ensure that EDA provides a complete and accurate report," said Neal Noyes, Virginia Economic Development Representative.
Initially, business surveys will be conducted at Paul D. Camp Community College, City of Franklin. Locations in Isle of Wight and Southampton counties will be designated for the week of October 18.