$990,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO LEE COUNTY

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Media Contacts:
FEMA – Josie Pritchard        (276) 973-0078
VDEM – Suzanne Simmons   (276) 973-0063
SBA     Colleen Hiam           (716) 283 4612


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
June 3, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR81


$990,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO LEE COUNTY


NOTE TO EDITORS: Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help SW Virginia residents following the March flooding. The following is the final summary of response and recovery efforts for Lee County.
 


WISE, VA. – Lee county has received $992,790 in disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by rains and flooding in March.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the following figures on federal disaster assistance for Lee County, as of June 1.



  • 308 registrations for disaster assistance.

  • $350,799 for disaster housing assistance approved.

  • $187,770 in Individual and Family Grant benefits approved for essential unmet needs.

  • $415,600 approved for U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) low- interest loans.

  • $38,621 obligated for Public Assistance projects.

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 $8 million.


The deadline for registering for federal disaster assistance for the March 17-20 flooding was June 1





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