HURLEY COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
May 10, 2002
        FEMA-1411-DR-VA-10


HURLEY COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY NIGHT


WISE, VA. – A meeting has been scheduled for Hurley and Buchanan County residents to talk with federal and commonwealth officials about issues related to recovery from the severe flooding that struck the area in late April and early May.


The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Middle School.


President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on May 5 for Buchanan and Tazewell counties due to flood and severe storm damage that occurred between April 28 and May 3. Disaster assistance is available to individuals, families and businesses, as well as to county and local governments and some private non-profit organizations for damages to public facilities.


Residents who suffered damages should call the FEMA toll-free registration number,
1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362), which is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Those who are speech- or hearing- impaired can call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) to register.





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