President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia

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October 27, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Aug. 30-31, 2021.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding, landslides and mudslides in Buchanan County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.

Timothy S. Pheil has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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