WATER TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN DANTE

April 1, 2011  //  


 











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


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
April 12, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR16


 


WATER TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN DANTE

 


WISE, VA. — Hundreds of residents of Dante, Virginia, have had to boil drinking water as a result of damage to water lines from the March floods. Relief is on the way.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) are providing drinking water to the residents of Dante and West Dante. FEMA received the request for water on Friday and the deliveries are being made one day later.


According to FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Louis Botta, 850 households have had to boil their water since the March flooding. About 40 families have no water service at all.


Saturday morning at 8 a.m. FEMA semi-tractor trailers will begin unloading 20,000 gallons of drinking water at the Russell County Water and Sewer Authority headquarters on Route 63.


Officials say this amount of water should be enough to last until water line repairs are completed.





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