TAZEWELL COUNTY GETS $32,000 FOR STORM AND FLOOD REPAIRS

April 3, 2011  //  


 











Media Contacts:
FEMA –   Len DeCarlo          (276) 973-0035
VDEM –  Suzanne Simmons  (276) 973-0063


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
June 25, 2002
        FEMA-1411-DR-VA-54


TAZEWELL COUNTY GETS $32,000
FOR STORM AND FLOOD REPAIRS



WISE, Va – Tazewell County will receive $32,635 to help repair public facilities damaged by storms and flooding. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and are available because of the April 3 and May 5 disaster declarations made by President Bush.


FEMA’s Public Assistance program enables governmental entities and certain private non-profits to apply for help with the cost of repairing or replacing disaster-damaged infrastructure to its pre-disaster condition. Eligible costs include those associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairing or replacing disaster-damaged roads, bridges, public buildings and other facilities.


A total of eight projects in the county have been deemed eligible for state and federal disaster assistance, according to disaster recovery officials. The majority of these projects involve grading road surfaces, replacing surface and base materials, cleaning and reshaping ditches, and replacing concrete low-water crossings. For eligible projects, FEMA will pay 75 percent of the costs and the state and locality will share the remaining 25 percent.


Some projects in Tazewell County include: repairs to Branch Road and Montana Road; debris removal and cleanup in Bluefield; and reimbursement to Tazewell County for assistance provided to the town of Hurley.





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