Warner, Kaine, Taylor Announce Nearly $4.6 Million In Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Scott Taylor announced that the City of Virginia Beach will receive $4,588,677 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to alleviate the financial burden of debris removal following Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew brought torrential rain and winds to Hampton Roads in October 2016, flooding about 1,400 properties across the region.
“Hurricane Matthew dealt a blow to Virginia Beach, and we are grateful that FEMA will help alleviate the cost of debris removal for the local community,” Warner, Kaine and Taylor said. “We’re proud to announce today’s disaster relief funding, and we will work together to address the threats of sea level rise, climate change, and increasingly powerful storms that impact Hampton Roads.”
Today’s funding is authorized under Section 407 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.