RICHMOND – Virginia responders from the National Capital Region, Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Incident Management Teams deployed to Maryland today to support that state in efforts to respond to and recover from Saturday’s destructive flooding in Howard County. The teams will be tasked with providing incident management support to Howard County and will be staffed by personnel from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Metro Washington Airport Authority, Prince William and Fairfax counties and the cities of Manassas, Fairfax, Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.
“Virginia is ready to provide whatever assistance and resources we have to support our colleagues in Maryland manage this incident and transition into recovery,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management Dr. Jeffrey Stern.
The request for assistance was made via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a formal agreement that allows states to share resources, such as personnel or equipment, during disasters. All costs associated with the deployment are paid by the requesting state.
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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971