FLOOD DISASTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 1

April 1, 2011  //  


 











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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
May 1, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR48


FLOOD DISASTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 1



WISE, VA. – Residents of the Southwest Virginia disaster declaration area have one month from today to register for federal disaster assistance. A presidential disaster declaration on April 2 designated the counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise and the city of Norton. Wythe County was later added for public assistance only.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials say residents of the disaster-declared area should call the toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-3362. Those who have already registered but need to update personal information or have questions about their applications should call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3362. Both registration and Helpline services are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and are accessible to the speech and hearing impaired at TTY 1-800-462-7585.


Since April 2, more than 1,700 Southwest Virginia residents have applied for disaster assistance and over $3 million in federal assistance has been approved. Public assistance projects for local governments and certain non-profit private organizations are also under way and as of May 1, the federal contribution totaled $333,000.





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