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May 1, 2002
Washington, DC -- Three southern Maryland counties ripped by last Sunday?s fierce tornado have been designated for federal aid by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a...
May 1, 2002
Wise, VA -- Residents of the Southwest Virginia disaster declaration area have one month from today to register for federal disaster assistance. A presidential disaster declaration on April 2...
April 30, 2002
Wise, VA -- April 30,2002 - Dickenson County has received $112,600 in combined disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by the...
April 29, 2002
Wise, VA -- It has been almost a month since President Bush declared a major disaster because of flood damage in Southwest Virginia. The localities designated in the disaster...
April 26, 2002
Wise, VA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free telephone number will now be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will no longer operate...
April 25, 2002
Wise, VA -- Just one week after public assistance was authorized for the Southwest Virginia disaster-declaration area, the first infrastructure project has been approved. A $...
April 22, 2002
Wise, VA -- It has been three weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster for Southwest Virginia counties. The recovery process is well underway. The following is a...
April 19, 2002
Wise, VA -- Maintaining a flood insurance policy is one of the most effective protections against the cost of flood damage, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
April 17, 2002
Wise, VA -- Disaster assistance for Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise counties and the city of Norton has been expanded to include aid for...
April 17, 2002
Wise, VA -- More than $413,000 in Individual and Family Grants (IFG) has been approved to help victims of the March flooding in Southwest Virginia. Federal Coordinating Officer...
April 16, 2002
Wise, VA -- The individual income tax filing deadline for residents of the Southwest Virginia flood disaster area has been extended to May 3. The extension covers taxpayers in the...
April 16, 2002
Wise, VA -- Two more disaster recovery centers (DRCs) are opening to serve victims of the March flooding in southwestern Virginia. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...
April 15, 2002
Wise, VA -- Southwestern Virginia residents affected by the March flooding should exercise caution when contracting for home repairs, submitting claims, and replacing damaged...
April 13, 2002
Wise, VA -- The social service benefits of flood disaster victims are not affected if they apply for federal disaster assistance. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...
April 12, 2002
Wise, VA -- Flood victims in southwestern Virginia are being urged to complete and return their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications, even if they...
April 11, 2002
Richmond, VA -- People unable to work because of the severe storms and flooding that occurred in Southwest Virginia March 17-20, may be eligible for disaster unemployment...
April 8, 2002
Wise, VA -- Federal and state officials have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wise County to assist victims of severe storms and flash flooding in March. The center...
April 8, 2002
Wise, VA -- The first checks went out to victims of southwestern Virginia's devastating floods less than one week after eight counties and the city of Norton were...
April 8, 2002
Wise, VA -- Inspectors for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now visiting people who have filed applications for assistance to recover from the March...
April 3, 2002
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help families and businesses in southwestern Virginia recover from flooding rains that struck the area...

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