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Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston (DR-1544)

Incident period: August 30, 2004 to September 08, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 03, 2004


November 8, 2004 - News Release

RICHMOND, Va. -- When the owners of a new Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar franchise considered opening in the historic Shockoe Bottom entertainment district of Richmond, they knew the area was prone to flooding. They made the decision to modify the building that was to house their new restaurant to make it flood resistant.

November 8, 2004 - News Release

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $10.1 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to date for government entities to help with cleanup and repairs after Tropical Depression Gaston struck August 30. “It’s difficult for individuals to recover from a storm, and it’s also difficult for localities,” said Marianne C. Jackson, federal coordinating officer for FEMA’s recovery effort. “This money will help offset the expenses that local governments and the commonwealth incurred during Gaston.”

November 5, 2004 - News Release

RICHMOND, Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that more than $12.2 million in disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved for victims of Tropical Depression Gaston since the Sept. 3 presidential declaration. Here is a summary of activities for the period ending Nov. 4, 2004:

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,296 $9,262,094.78 $6,458,352.78 $2,803,742.00
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:01 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $20,783,402.34 $1,704,174.19 $18,952,507.19
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

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