OVER $800,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO RUSSELL COUNTY

March 31, 2011  //  


 











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-NR83


OVER $800,000 IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO RUSSELL 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 Russell County.
 


WISE, VA. – Russell County has received $817,413 in combined disaster loans and grants for individuals, businesses and government agencies affected by the March rains and flooding.


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



  • 271 registrations for disaster assistance.

  • $272,423 for disaster housing assistance approved.

  • $52,116 in Individual and Family Grant benefits for essential unmet needs.

  • $137,800 approved for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans.

  • $355,074 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 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