$102,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO WASHINGTON COUNTY

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Media Contacts:
FEMA – Josie Pritchard        (276) 973-0078
VDEM – Suzanne Simmons   (276) 973-0063


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
April 30, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR46


$102,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO WASHINGTON COUNTY



WISE, VA. – Washington County has received $102,291 in disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by the March floods.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the following figures for federal disaster assistance for Washington County, as of April 30.



  • 93 registrations for disaster assistance.

  • $90,229 for disaster housing assistance approved.

  • $12,062 in Individual and Family Grant benefits approved for essential unmet needs.

Total federal disaster assistance for the Southwest Virginia counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe and the city of Norton has reached more than $3 million.


The deadline for registering for federal disaster assistance is June 1. Applicants should call the FEMA registration number, 1-800-621-3362. Those who have already registered but have questions or need to update personal information, can call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3362. The hours for both services are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and both are available to the speech and hearing impaired by calling TTY 1-800-462-7585.





NOTE TO EDITORS: Information on the Southwest Virginia disaster is also available on FEMA’s homepage on the Internet at www.fema.gov, or VDEM’s homepage at www.vaemergency.com. Information also is available through FEMA’s 24-fax-on-demand service by calling (202) 646-FEMA. RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS: For recorded actualities on response and recovery operations call the FEMA Radio Network at 1-800-323-5248.

 

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund