HAMPTON, Va. -- Weekly summary report for Monday, November 1:
- More than $20 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the state of Virginia.
- 5,747 individuals applied for FEMA disaster assistance
- 2,228 disaster housing applications approved
- $3 million disbursed for disaster housing
- 2,118 applications received for the Individual and Family Grant Program
- $1.6 million approved for Individual and Family Grant Program
- $6.5 million approved in SBA loans for individuals
- $2.1 million approved in SBA loans for businesses and economic injury disaster loans
- Over $7.5 million obligated by FEMA for Infrastructure (Public Disaster Assistance) and Mission Assignments
- Money was disbursed to the following agencies for specific duties:
- United States Forest Service for logistics and equipment support during emergency response
- United States Army Corps of Engineers for debris removal, mobile home site design and for providing drinking water
- U.S. Air Force Department of Defense for aerial spraying of mosquitoes
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for detection, removal and disposition of toxic materials
- United States Public Health Services for testing of water and mosquitoes
- Economic Development Administration for the study and development of Southampton/ Franklin economic development plan
- United States Geological Survey for determining and verifying certain elevations of certain identified flood areas
- 69 applicants have requested disaster assistance for Infrastructure (Public Assistance)
Timely News and Tips for Disaster Victims
The U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct loan application workshops in Accomack County the week of Nov. 1 through 5 to assist individuals and business owners in Accomack and Northampton Counties with the SBA loan application process. For additional information residents can call 1-800-659-2955.
Disaster recovery officials have activated another phase in their efforts to provide temporary housing assistance to victims of Hurricane Floyd. Travel trailers and mobile homes will be provided to victims on a case-by-case, as needed basis.
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, families in Boykins will become the first applicants to receive travel trailers in the disaster housing assistance program. Some travel trailers will be placed on or near the property of individual homeowners.
Groundbreaking has already begun on a group site for mobile homes and travel trailers. The Corps of Engineers has been working 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in order to develop the site at the Agri-Business Industrial Park in Southampton County. It is projected that portions of the site will be ready for occupancy by mid-November.
Residents of Virginia unemployed because of Hurricane Floyd are reminded to apply for disaster unemployment assistance before their jurisdiction's deadline. The deadline for the residents of the cities of Hopewell and Poquoson, and counties of Brunswick, Charles City, Essex, New Kent, Northampton, Richmond, Westmoreland, Fairfax, Hanover and Henrico is Nov. 12.
Hampton residents who sustained damage by the Sept. 4 tornado spawned by Hurricane Dennis must be registered with FEMA by Nov. 4 to be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. Virginia residents who live in the federally declared disaster localities and sustained damage from Hurricane Floyd must be registered with FEMA by Nov. 16 to be eligible for feder...