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2001-08-21 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Officials from the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established two Disaster Recovery Centers to assist individuals and businesses affected by the storms of August 10-12, 2001. The centers will open in the District on Wednesday, August 22, and will operate from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week, until further notice. The location of the two centers is:

2001-08-21 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Five days after the disaster declaration, the first emergency housing checks have been issued to disaster-affected District of Columbia residents by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More than $500,000 has been sent to residents with homes affected by the August 10-12 storms. These checks go to individuals whose homes suffered serious damages not covered by insurance.

2001-08-20 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Disaster assistance for the District of Columbia has been expanded to include aid for district agencies and departments affected by the August 10-12 flooding, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the additional assistance following a review of damage data gathered by federal and district disaster recovery officials. Under the original declaration issued by President Bush on August 16, the district was designated for aid to individuals, families and business owners.

2001-08-19 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Residents who have suffered disaster-related damages to their primary residences as the result of the August 10-12 flooding in the District of Columbia may apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). President Bush designated the District of Columbia a disaster area August 16. The designation opens the way for a wide range of federal disaster assistance programs for the victims of the District's flood.

2001-08-19 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and verifiers from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may visit individuals who have applied for disaster assistance.

2001-08-16 04:00 - News Release

Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for the District of Columbia, opening the way for the use of federal funds to help families and businesses recover from the torrential rains that swamped parts of the city last weekend.