CENTRAL VIRGINIA STORM VICTIMS URGED TO REGISTER

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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
May 22, 2002
        FEMA-1411-DR-VA-25


CENTRAL VIRGINIA STORM VICTIMS URGED TO REGISTER


WISE, Va. – On May 15, the counties of Bedford, Campbell, Cumberland, Greensville, Prince Edward and Shenandoah and the independent city of Bedford were added to an earlier presidential disaster declaration because of damage from late April’s strong winds and tornadoes.


While 44 residents of those localities have applied for assistance thus far, it is important for the remainder of citizens affected by these storms to register as soon as possible.


Those who sustained storm damage are urged to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) registration number: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). The disaster assistance process begins by calling that number. For the speech- or hearing- impaired, there is a TTY NUMBER: 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.


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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