New Jobs for Washington County!

Zenith Fuel Systems and WireTough Cylinders team up in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park to bring more jobs to the people of Washington County! Zenith Fuel Systems will be helping the new firm establish itself by providing the space for WireTough to lease and also by playing a mentoring role to help educate WireTough in manufacturing and safety regulations.

 

Follow the link below to read the Official Press Release.

 

 
Food City Acquires JMH Building

FOOD CITY SELECTS FORMER JMH HOSPITAL AS NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS SITE

~ Company to invest $20.4 million and retain/create 375 jobs ~

 

ABINGDON, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Town Council of Abingdon, Virginia announced today that Food City will locate their new corporate headquarters at the soon-to-be vacated Johnston Memorial Hospital site in Abingdon, VA. Food City currently operates 106 retail supermarkets in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and employs over 13,000 associates company-wide.

For Abingdon and Washington County, this project involves the retention of the 350 existing corporate employees, as well as the 25 new employees needed to operate the company’s state-of-the-art data center. Food City anticipates a capital investment of $20.4 million dollars at the JMH Hospital property.

Food City has had a presence in the Abingdon area for over 35 years. In the last 10 years, the company has experienced tremendous growth, not only at its distribution center in Washington County, VA, but throughout its chain of supermarkets. This growth prompted the necessity of the relocation, as the company rapidly outgrew its facility on Trigg Street in Abingdon and began to actively evaluate potential locations.

“We are pleased to be able to maintain our headquarters in the Town of Abingdon and Washington County”, says Steven C. Smith, Food City President and CEO. “We are extremely grateful for the support of this community, the Town, County, Tobacco Commission and our legislators, without whom none of this would be possible. Johnston Memorial Hospital has helped us acquire a location that will accommodate our corporate growth for years to come.”

“We are proud to be the home of Food City’s corporate headquarters,” says Abingdon Mayor, Ed Morgan, “Our town benefits from their business activities, vendors, customers, and corporate support for entities ranging from the Barter Theater to the United Way.”

Dulcie Mumpower, Chairman of the Washington County Board of Supervisors adds, “Food City is a wonderful corporate citizen and a huge economic engine for our County. We are so pleased with their decision to keep their new headquarters in Abingdon.”

Johnston Memorial Hospital Board Chairman, Otey Dudley stated, “On behalf of Mountain States Health Alliance and the Johnston Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, we could not be more pleased with this announcement. Our hope was to create a strategic re-use for this property that would have a positive impact on the community. This is a win for the hospital, the company and the community.”

“The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is proud to be a partner in this important project”, says it’s Chairman, Delegate Terry Kilgore, “Food City creates valuable jobs and provides leadership for many initiatives that improve the quality of life for citizens throughout the entire region.” Delegate Joe Johnson of Abingdon adds, “Food City has done so much for Abingdon and Washington County, we are glad to be able to support their efforts to grow and expand.”

 

Click Here for Actual Press Release

 

 
Beaverdam Creek Park Ribbon Cutting

NEWEST BALL PARK IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA TO OPEN

(Beaverdam Creek Park in Damascus Set For Ribbon Cutting April 2, 2011)

 

DAMASCUS, VA: The Washington County Board of Supervisors announced today that Beaverdam Creek Park in Damascus, VA will officially open with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Little League Jamboree on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (rain or shine) Washington County spent approximately $800,000 creating this 8-acre field sport park resulting in the single largest public ball park ever developed by the County and the first park constructed in Damascus in over 50 years. The park will provide over 500 youths with the opportunity to participate in recreation activities in their own community on fields designated for Little League baseball, Little League softball, T-ball and multi-purpose use (football/soccer).

 

Click Here To Read Entire Press Release

 
Disaster Resources

Update June, 21 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 20, 2011

 

Contact:

Pokey Harris

Director of Emergency Management

(276) 525-1330

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Disaster relief distribution center hours to change as those needing assistance decline

 

When the Washington County Long Term Recovery Group made plans to open a warehouse and disaster relief distribution center it was anticipated they would need to operate for 45 days, but plans were made to do so for 90 days to make sure that needs would be met. Since opening on May 31, the distribution center has served over 90 families. However, it is an encouraging sign that recovery is underway with the number of those visiting the center each day for non-perishable food, baby supplies, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and household items such as microwaves and TVs starting to decline.

 

The distribution center will remain open to residents of the tornado impacted areas of the county for the remainder of June. Hours of operation will be Tuesday, June 21, through Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Tuesday, June 28, to Thursday, June 30, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The distribution center will not be open to the public after June 30.

 

During the month of July distribution of food and supplies will be coordinated through the disaster relief case manager at the Department of Social Services, as well as local churches, food pantries, and organizations.

 

Donations of non-perishable food, clothing, and small household items are no longer needed. Cleaning supplies will be accepted at the distribution center until the end of June.

 

Items such as furniture and appliances are still needed at this time. These items are being matched with the needs of those registered for assistance and those seeking assistance through the disaster relief case manager. To coordinate donations of such items please contact the donations coordinator at (434) 760-1767. These items cannot be accepted at the distribution center.

 

The Long Term Recovery Group wishes to express its sincere gratitude to everyone locally and across the country that has donated items. Such kindness has made the road to recovery an easier journey. The group would also like to thank Morgan McClure Motorsports and Bristol Compressors for providing the space necessary to house and distribute the tremendous amount of food, supplies, furniture, and appliances received.

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Update June, 2 2011

 

Your United Way Dollars at Work

 

(Glade Spring. VA) – United Way of Russell and Washington Counties along with the Washington County Long Term Recovery Group will begin the rebuilding process from the recent tornado disaster on Monday, May 30th at 11 A.M.

 

The rebuilding work will take place at the residence of Harold Lester, 35468 Plum Creek Road in Glade Spring, VA.  As a valued member of our media community, you are invited to join us.

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Update May, 18 2011

Click on the links below to find out when a Building Permit is NOT required and also a direct link to the DPOR contractor lookup website.

Click here to obtain information on when a buildng permit is NOT required.

Click the link below for direct access to the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations website.

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/regulantlookup/selection_input.cfm?CFID=5323018&CFTOKEN=61027163

 

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Update May, 17 2011

 

FEMA denial and appeal process

 

To move forward with FEMA’s denial of individual assistance, efforts continue by the County to identify any impacted area of the county that may not have been indentified during the initial damage assessment by FEMA and to identify those owner-occupied homes that were totally destroyed or sustained major damage that were uninsured and underinsured.

 

A hotline has been established for homeowners to call to report damage and insurance status. The numbers are (276) 525-1334 and (276) 525-1338. Teams are in the field going door-to-door to gather this information. Team members will have proper identification and will not be asking for social security numbers, insurance policy numbers, or bank account information. People are also encouraged to tell family, friends and neighbors about reporting insurance status of owner-occupied homes.

 

The hotline will remain active and fieldwork will continue until Friday, May 20, at 5:00 p.m.  

 

 

Washington County Long Term Recovery Group (WCLTRG) begins accepting applications for tornado assistance

 

The Washington County Long Term Recovery Group (WCLTRG) is working to help the community recover from the tornadoes. The County and towns are committed to help citizens get back on their feet and begin to rebuild their lives. This disaster recovery taskforce includes county and town officials, community leaders and volunteers. The WCLTRG is a partnership between Washington County, Town of Glade Spring, United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, Washington County Department of Social Services, Washington County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, American Red Cross-Mountain Empire Chapter, Washington County Ecumenical Faith in Action, Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corp, VDOT-Bristol District, Southwestern Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster(VA VOAD), National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) – Adventist Community Services and several individuals that will serve as construction coordinators, volunteer coordinators, donations coordinators and case managers. Barbara Farmer, who is representing faith-based organizations in the area, will serve as the WCLTRG chairperson.

 

The Department of Social Services on behalf of the WCLTRG will begin taking applications for tornado disaster assistance on Monday, May 16. Applications will be accepted Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, at the Washington County Community Services Building, 15068, Bristol, VA  24202.

 

For those needing assistance that do not have transportation, a round-trip shuttle service will be provided from GLADE COMMUNITY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD on the following days and times:

 

MONDAY, MAY 16th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

 

The American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter is currently helping to meet immediate needs of both individuals and families. Please call the Red Cross at 276-645-6650 for assistance.

 

 

Long term volunteer processing call center established. To volunteer or to request volunteer assistance please call (276) 628-2160

 

The Washington County Long Term Recovery Group (WCLTRG) has partnered with United Way of Russell and Washington Counties to establish a long-term call center for continued volunteer and referral processing. Both individuals and groups wishing to volunteer need to register with the Volunteer Processing Call Center by calling (276) 628-2160.

 

Those seeking volunteer assistance for such tasks as yard clean up, debris clean up and simple household repair should also contact the Volunteer Processing Call Center. Registered volunteers are being assigned and matched to tasks and jobs that damage assessments and victim surveys have identified, as well as those received from individuals in the affected areas. Volunteer teams will also be assigned to larger rebuilding projects along with licensed contractors.

 

To volunteer or to request volunteer assistance please call (276) 628-2160. The Volunteer Processing Call Center hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Previous telephone numbers listed for volunteer registration are no longer active. 

 

 

Donations continue to be accepted

 

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call (276) 628-2160. Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter (276) 645-6650.

 

 

Distribution centers continue to operate and will distribute food and supplies as long as needed

 

The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Center is now open in Glade Spring at Dunn Field Community Center located next to the ball fields at Stadium and Mesa Drive. The relief center will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For information please call (276) 608-4675.

 

The Washington County Long Term Recovery Group (WCLTRG) is working with Ecumenical Faith in Action to establish longer-term distribution centers. Information about locations and times will be announced as each is open.

 

 

 

For more disaster recovery information please visit the Washington County website at www.washcova.com or the United Way website at www.rwcunitedway.org.

 

 

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Update May 13, 2011 

WASHINGTON COUNTY LONG TERM RECOVERY GROUP

WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TORNADO DISASTER ASSISTANCE

WHEN:  MONDAY, MAY 16th - FRIDAY, MAY 20th

TIME:  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION:  WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING 15068 LEE HIGHWAY, BRISTOL, VA 24202

 

TORNADO DISASTER ASSISTANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR:

 Home repairs

  •  Rental Assistance
  •  Medication
  •  Utilities and other needs

 

For those needing assistance that do not have transportation, a round-trip shuttle service will be provided from GLADE COMMUNITY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD on the following days and times:

 

MONDAY, MAY 16th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20th:

8:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M.

 

Starting Monday The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Center will have new hours. The center will be open 10 - 2.

 

For information please call (276) 608-4675.

Starting Monday The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Center will have new hours. The center will be open 10 - 2.

 

For information please call (276) 608-4675.

 

 

For more disaster recovery information please visit the County website at www.washcova.com

 

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The first step in the appeal process for the denial of FEMA assistance is to identify those residents with homes that were destroyed or suffered major damage that may be uninsured or under insured. County officials have established a telephone hotline that will be operational at noon today, taking calls from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Hotline numbers are: 276.525.1334 and 276.525.1338.

The Insurance Verification Form may also be accessed on the County’s website at www.washcova.com.

Teams are also being formed that will be out in the field visiting residents door-to-door to gather insurance information. This work will begin mid-week. Those seeking information will have proper identification and will not be asking for social security numbers, insurance policy numbers, or bank account information.

The county is in the process of establishing a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), which will help the community recover from the tornadoes. This disaster recovery taskforce will include county and town officials, community leaders and volunteers. The group will be meeting on Tuesday with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to begin this effort.

 

To download the form please click HERE

For Assistance in filling out the Insurance Verification Form  (Resident Intake for Verification of Insurance Coverage) please call one of the following numbers:

276-525-1334

276-525-1338

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The Volunteer Center is transitioning from Emory & Henry College to a new call center.

 

The new location's hours are as follows:

  •          Saturday May 7th - noon - 5 pm
             Sunday May 8th - 8:30 am - 5 pm
  •          Monday May 9th through Friday May 13th  - 8:30 am - 5 pm

 

Contact Telephone Numbers:

1.) (276)-525-1335

2.) (276)-525-1336

3.) (276)-525-1337

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Solid Waste Management

Collection Sites:

Construction Debris

County Transfer Station

14759 Industrial Park Road

Bristol, VA

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday

No tipping fee for residents in the disaster area.

Trees, Brush & Other Vegetation Debris

County Landfill

27263 Porter Lane

Abingdon, VA

 

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Citizens requiring an open top trash container for filling with debris need to call the transfer station for delivery at 623-1011 or 669-1868.

Alternate Debris Collection Site

The County has developed an alternate debris collection site at Highlands Business Park. Citizens are requested not to use this site, but to push their debris to the curb. The County is mobilizing a debris collection contractor through a state contract with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. They will be managing the debris site, as well as, collecting debris from the right-of-ways.

 

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Update May 12, 2011

PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY - A LOT OF INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED AND CHANGED

 

FEMA denial and appeal process

 

To move forward with FEMA’s denial of individual assistance, efforts are still underway by the County to identify any impacted area of the county that may not have been indentified during the initial damage assessment by FEMA and to identify those owner-occupied homes that were totally destroyed or sustained major damage that were uninsured and underinsured.

 

A hotline has been established for homeowners to call to report damage and insurance status. The numbers are (276) 525-1334 and (276) 525-1338. Teams will also be out in the field beginning Thursday afternoon, going door-to-door to gather this information. Team members will have proper identification and will not be asking for social security numbers, insurance policy numbers, or bank account information. People are also encouraged to tell family, friends, and neighbors about reporting insurance status of owner-occupied homes.  

 

 

Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG)

 

The County’s Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) has been formed and will be working to help the community recover from the tornadoes. The County and towns are committed to help citizens get back on their feet and begin to rebuild their lives. This disaster recovery taskforce includes county and town officials, community leaders and volunteers. The LTRG is a partnership between Washington County, Town of Glade, United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, Washington County Department of Social Services, American Red Cross-Mountain Empire Chapter, Washington County Ecumenical Faith in Action, Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corp, VDOT-Bristol District, Southwestern Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster(VA VOAD), National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) – Adventist Community Services, and several individuals that will serve as construction coordinators, volunteer coordinators, donations coordinators, and case managers. Barbara Farmer, who is representing faith-based organizations in the area, will serve as the LTRG chairperson.

 

Meetings are being held each day this week to establish the process for citizens to request assistance for specific short term and long term needs such as food, medications, unemployment, home repairs and rebuilding. The Department of Social Services will begin doing intake for assistance on Monday, May 16. Transportation to and from the Glade Spring area is currently being arranged. Pick-up times and locations will be announced over the weekend along with more information about the type of assistance that will be provided.

 

The American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter is currently helping to meet immediate needs of both individuals and families. Please call 276-645-6650 for assistance.

 

 

Donations

 

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call (276) 628-2160. Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter (276) 645-6650.

 

 

Distribution Centers

 

The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Center is now open in Glade Spring at Dunn Field Community Center located next to the ball fields at Stadium and Mesa Drive. The relief center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm each day. For information please call (276) 608-4675.

 

The distribution/recovery center at Joy Baptist Church has closed.

 

The distribution center at Old Glade Presbyterian Church will be closing at the end of the week.

 

The Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) will be working with Ecumenical Faith in Action to establish longer-term distribution centers. Information about locations and times will be announced as each is open.

 

 

Volunteer Coordination

 

To volunteer please call the Volunteer Processing Call Center.

 

Hours of Operation are:

  • Monday May 9th through Friday May 13th  - 8:30 am - 5 pm
  • Hours of Operation after May 13th will be posted in the coming days.

 

Volunteer Processing Call Center Contact Telephone Numbers:

  • (276) 525-1335
  • (276) 525-1336
  • (276) 525-1337

 

Registered volunteers are being assigned and matched to tasks and jobs that damage assessments have identified and those received from individuals in the affected areas. This includes debris clean up and other assistance such as home tarping and food delivery. Volunteer teams will also be assigned to larger rebuilding projects along with licensed contractors.

 

Those wanting to volunteer at this time are reminded that clean up and recovery will take many months and there are opportunities to help such as renting storage facilities, paying for extended lodging, helping when reconstruction begins, and even looking ahead to help with summer vacations and during the holidays.

 

 

Debris removal – “Push it to the Curb” or “Push it Near the Ditch”

 

For assistance for debris removal citizens are being encouraged to “push it to the curb” and “push it near the ditch.” Please do not put debris directly in the ditch as this will cause a flood hazard. The county understands that some citizens do not have the manpower or means to remove debris. The county will pick up large debris that is on the public right-of-way (curb or near the ditch). The county cannot come on private property to remove debris so citizens need to place it as close to the public right of way as possible.

 

Debris collection operations in the hardest hit areas of Glade Spring and Bethel are underway. Contractors are working seven (7) days a week, twelve (12) hours a day to collect tornado-generated debris that is on public right of way. In a systematic fashion, the debris removal contractor will fan out to the northeast and the southwest reaching the boundaries of the damage by Friday (5/20/11) of next week. Collection of all tornado-generated debris moved to the curb or near the ditch from one subdivision/street/block in a zone will be completed before moving to the next. Please do not put debris directly in the ditch as this will cause a flood hazard.

 

Three collection passes will be made. From the 5/12/11 to the 5/18/11, the first pass will be made. The debris collected will include vegetative debris and bulky material, large construction material, white goods and items that pose a health and safety risk. A second and third pass will follow in the same manner. Guidance regarding the second and third pass will be provided prior to the start of each. Any debris placed out for collection after the FINAL PASS will not be collected by the county.

 

As you prepare to place your debris at the curb or near the ditch for collection, please follow these guidelines:

 

  1. Do not place debris on top of utilities such as cable, phone, electrical, storm drain boxes or fire hydrants.
  2. Please do not place debris in front of or around your mailbox.
  3. Please do not place debris in front of or around your driveway, as emergency vehicles may need to enter the area.
  4. Please drive with extreme caution in areas with large debris piles.
  5. Please do not block or dump any debris into the storm drains or directly in ditches. This will cause a flood hazard.
  6. Please aid the contractor by sweeping excess and loose debris from the street in front of your house.
  7. Please create separate hazardous debris piles such as paint cans, propane tanks, etc., from construction and demolition debris piles. This will aid the expedited collection of debris from the roadway.
  8. Report damages that occur to your personal property to the contractor hotline at (866) 932-0333.
  9. Report drainage problems to (276) 623-1011 or ((276) 669-1868.

 

Citizens may also haul debris to the following sites:

 

Construction Debris:

 

County Transfer Station

14759 Industrial Park Road

Bristol

Hours of Operation are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Saturday

No tipping fee for residents in the disaster area.

 

Trees, Brush and Other Vegetation Debris:

 

County Landfill

27263 Porter Lane

Abingdon

Hours of Operation are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Saturday

 

Alternate Debris Collection Site:

 

Highlands Business Park

Owens Drive

Glade Spring

 

Your patience, cooperation and assistance are appreciated as we undertake this monumental clean-up effort.

 

For additional information about debris removal, please call (276) 623-1011 or (276) 669-1868.

 

 

 

For more information about disaster recovery efforts in the county, please visit the county’s website at www.washcova.com.

 

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Update May 9, 2011

 

Washington County VA has established a hotline for resident insurance verification

 

The first step in the appeal process for the denial of FEMA assistance is to identify those residents with homes that were destroyed or suffered major damage that may be uninsured or under insured. County officials have established a telephone hotline that will be operational at noon today, taking calls from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Hotline numbers are: 276-525-1334 and 276-525-1338.

 

The Insurance Verification Form may also be accessed on the County’s website at www.washcova.com.

 

Teams are also being formed that will be out in the field visiting residents door-to-door to gather insurance information. This work will begin mid-week. Those seeking information will have proper identification and will not be asking for social security numbers, insurance policy numbers, or bank account information.

 

The county is in the process of establishing a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), which will help the community recover from the tornadoes. This disaster recovery taskforce will include county and town officials, community leaders and volunteers. The group will be meeting on Tuesday with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to begin this effort.


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Update May 7, 2011

 

Washington County tornado recovery continues despite denial of FEMA assistance

 

Washington County officials are taking immediate steps today to ensure the tornado recovery process stays on track despite the denial by FEMA of federal disaster assistance. In their denial letter, FEMA indicated that the magnitude of the damage was not severe enough to qualify for federal disaster assistance.

 

The county and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are determining if an appeal of FEMA’s decision is possible. The first step of this process includes verifying uninsured or underinsured residences damaged by the tornado. County officials are working to establish a telephone hotline that will be operational by noon on Monday. Contact information will be available in a press release Monday morning as well as on the County's website www.washcova.com. Washington County officials are committed to leaving no stone unturned in seeking assistance for the citizens affected by the tornado.

 

The county also indicated their interest in seeking assistance from the Small Business Administration, which can provide low interest loans to homeowners affected by the tornadoes. In addition, the county will be seeking disaster assistance from the USDA for farms and other agricultural losses.

 

The county is in the process of establishing a Long-term Disaster Recovery Taskforce, which will help the community recover from the tornadoes. Taskforce members will include county and town officials, community leaders and volunteers.

 

 

 

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Update May 4, 2011

 

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has deactivated. The Department of Emergency Management is now in administrative management status as the event transitions to long-term recovery. Previously advertised numbers to reach the EOC during the event have been deactivated as well.

 

The county is awaiting a determination from FEMA in regard to qualifying for federal assistance. Once the determination is known, information will be provided to citizens about applying for disaster assistance.

 

Due to the severe storms that struck Virginia on April 27, 2011, Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns has granted a 30-day extension to affected taxpayers for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes for residents of Washington County.

 

There were two tracks in Washington County - one was a 2.2 square mile area that was 3.5 miles long, the other was a 24 square mile area that was 21 miles long.

 

407 addressed structures and 125 unaddressed structures (barns, shed, outbuildings, etc.) suffered damage ranging from “affected” to “destroyed.”

 

The county has determined an estimated amount of loss using aerial photography, ground assessments, and county GIS data. Estimates are as follows:

 

8.2 million - Destroyed

21.3 million - Major

15.3 million - Destroyed plus Land Value

27.4 million – Major plus Land Value

 

42.7 million total for Destroyed, Major and Land value

 

An initial estimate of agricultural related damage is 32 million. Will need to determine what portion of this is barns, sheds, land, etc that have been included in previously determined dollar amounts for structures and land.

 

Curfew for the damaged area remains in effect until further notice 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Contractors are still required to register for and use an entry permit. Entry permits are not valid without the building permit number assigned by the Washington County Department of Building & Development Services. Building permits and entry permits can be obtained at the Department of Building & Development Services at 205 Academy Drive, Abingdon.

 

Tornado Victim Assistance

 

The shelter at the King Center has closed.

 

A Disaster Recovery Center has opened at:

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Services include: mental health, legal assistance, Red Cross, Social Services, United Way, WIC, nursing, DMV, VEC, tetanus shots.

The center is also distributing hot meals, food, water, clothing, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, and many other needed items for tornado victims

 

Other services and assistance being provided include:

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

This location is providing showers and laundry services for tornado victims, they should bring their own towels if possible

Showers and laundry are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Landmark Baptist Church

34299 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

American Red Cross is distributing rakes, gloves, storage bins, mops, brooms and cleaning supplies – while supplies last

 

Old Glade Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Feeding America – Southwest Virginia has provided over 70,000 pounds of food to various organizations and churches to assist with providing thousands of meals each day.

 

Volunteer Coordination

 

Because of the wonderful outpouring of care, nearly 800 volunteers have registered through the Volunteer Reception Center. Registration of volunteers has been suspended in order for those registered to be used for the tasks and jobs that damage assessments have identified.

 

Those wanting to volunteer at this time are reminded that clean up and recovery will take many months and there are opportunities to help such as renting storage facilities, paying for extended lodging, helping when reconstruction begins, and even looking ahead to help with summer vacations and Christmas gifts.

 

For questions about volunteering please call 276-944-6737 or 276-944-6162, 8 am – 7 pm

 

 

Donations

 

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160. Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

 

 

Donated non-perishable food, water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products (no clothing) can be brought to:

 

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

 

Old Glade Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Please do NOT donate clothing

 

Debris removal

 

Trees, limbs and other woody debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Household debris can be taken to the Washington County Transfer Station located in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Fees have been waived except for commercial vendors.

 

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

MXI Environmental Services

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, VA

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

They are not accepting Industrial waste, tires, explosives or bullets.


 

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Update May 3. 2011

 

The county is awaiting a determination from FEMA in regard to qualifying for federal assistance. Once the determination is known, information will be provided to citizens about applying for disaster assistance.

 

Due to the severe storms that struck Virginia on April 27, 2011, Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns has granted a 30-day extension to affected taxpayers for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes for residents of Washington County.

 

There were two tracks in Washington County - one was a 2.2 square mile area that was 3.5 miles long, the other was a 24 square mile area that was 21 miles long.

 

407 addressed structures and 125 unaddressed structures (barns, shed, outbuildings, etc.) suffered damage ranging from “affected” to “destroyed.”

 

The county has determined an estimated amount of loss using aerial photography, ground assessments, and county GIS data. The estimated value of destroyed structures is 9 million dollars and the value of structures that were destroyed or suffered major damage is 40 million dollars.

 

Curfew for the damaged area remains in effect until further notice 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Contractors are still required to register for and use an entry permit. Entry permits are not valid without the building permit number assigned by the Washington County Department of Building & Development Services. Building permits and entry permits can be obtained at the Department of Building & Development Services at 205 Academy Drive, Abingdon.

 

Tornado victim assistance

 

The shelter at the King Center has been closed.

 

A Disaster Recovery Center has opened at:

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Services include: mental health, legal assistance, Red Cross, Social Services, United Way, WIC, nursing, DMV, VEC, tetanus shots.

The center is also distributing hot meals, food, water, clothing, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, and many other needed items for tornado victims

 

Other services and assistance being provided include:

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

This location is providing showers and laundry services for tornado victims, they should bring their own towels if possible

Showers and laundry are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

 

Landmark Baptist Church

34299 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

American Red Cross is distributing rakes, gloves, storage bins, mops, brooms and cleaning supplies – while supplies last

 

Feeding America – Southwest Virginia has provided over 70,000 pounds of food to various organizations and churches to assist with providing thousands of meals each day.

 

Volunteer Coordination

 

Because of the wonderful outpouring of care, nearly 800 volunteers have registered through the Volunteer Reception Center. Registration of volunteers has been suspended in order for those registered to be used for the tasks and jobs that damage assessments have identified.

 

Those wanting to volunteer at this time are reminded that clean up and recovery will take many months and there are opportunities to help such as renting storage facilities, paying for extended lodging, helping when reconstruction begins, and even looking ahead to help with summer vacations and Christmas gifts.

 

Donations

 

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160. Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

 

 

Donated non-perishable food, water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products (no clothing) can be brought to:

 

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

 

Old Glade Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Please do NOT donate clothing

 

Debris removal

 

Trees, limbs and other woody debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Household debris can be taken to the Washington County Transfer Station located in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Fees have been waived except for commercial vendors.

 

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

MXI Environmental Services

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, VA

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

They are not accepting Industrial waste, tires, explosives or bullets.

 

 

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Update May 2, 2011

Here are the latest updates for Washington County recovery efforts.

 

Due to the severe storms that struck Virginia on April 27, 2011, Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns has granted a 30-day extension to affected taxpayers for filing returns and making payments on their state taxes  for residents of Washington County.

 

There were 2 tracks - one was a 2.2 square mile area that was 3.5 miles long, the other was a 24 square mile area that was 21 miles long.

 

Curfew for the damaged area remains in effect until further notice 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Tornado victim assistance

 

The shelter at the King Center has CLOSED

 

A Disaster Recovery Center has opened at:

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Services include: Red Cross, Social Services, United Way, WIC, nursing, DMV, VEC, legal assistance

The center is also distributing supplies for tornado victims

 

Supplies for tornado victims can be picked up at the following locations:

Available items include: water, food, baby supplies, cleaning supplies and other non-perishable goods.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

This location is providing showers and laundry services for tornado victims, they should bring their own towels if possible

Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Showers and laundry are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Landmark Baptist Church

34299 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

American Red Cross is distributing rakes, gloves, storage bins, mops, brooms and cleaning supplies – while supplies last

 

Volunteer Coordination

 

A Volunteer Reception Center has been established to coordinate volunteer activities. People interested in volunteering can call or visit to register and receive permits. 753 volunteers have registered and been processed.

 

The center is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, Va

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Phone: 276-944-6737 or 6162

 

Donations

 

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644,  Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722.  Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160.  Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

 

 

Donated non-perishable food , water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products (no clothing) can be brought to :

 

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Old Glade Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

 

Please do NOT donate clothing

 

Debris removal

 

Trees, limbs and other woody debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Household debris can be taken to the Washington County Transfer Station located in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Fees have been waived except  for commercial vendors.

 

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

MXI Environmental Services

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, Va

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

They are not accepting Industrial waste, tires, explosives or bullets.

 

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UPDATE May 1 2011

Here are the latest updates for Washington County recovery efforts.

 

Curfew for the damaged area remains in effect until further notice 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Tornado victim assistance

 

The shelter will remain open until no longer needed. It is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, VA

 

Supplies for tornado victims can be picked up at the following locations:

Available items include: water, food, baby supplies, cleaning supplies and other non-perishable goods.

 

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Other tornado recovery services are available at this location between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

This location is providing showers and laundry services

Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Landmark Baptist Church

34299 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

American Red Cross is distributing rakes, gloves, storage bins, mops, brooms and cleaning supplies

Monday  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Volunteer Coordination

A Volunteer Reception Center has been established to coordinate volunteer activities. People interested in volunteering can call or visit to register and receive permits.

 

The center is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, Va

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Phone: 276-944-6737 or 6162

 

Donations

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

  1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.
  2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644,  Abingdon, VA  24212.
  3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722.  Standard text messaging rates do apply.
  4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160.  Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

Donated non-perishable food , water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies (no clothing) can be brought to :

 

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Old Glade Presbyterian Church

33234 Lee Highway

Glade Spring, VA

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Glade Spring Baptist Church

414 South Monte Vista Dr.

Glade Spring, VA

 

Do NOT donate clothing

 

 

Debris removal

Trees, limbs and other woody debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Household debris can be taken to the Washington County Transfer Station located in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

MXI Environmental Services

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, Va

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

They are not accepting Industrial waste, tires, explosives or bullets.

 

 

Bob Spieldenner

Director of Public Affairs

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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804-897-6510

804-674-2400 (24hr)

www.vaemergency.com

www.readyvirginia.gov

www.listovirginia.gov

 

Follow us on Twitter @VDEM

or Facebook: Virginia Department of Emergency Management

 

 

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UPDATE APRIL 30, 2011

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Bob Spieldenner, VDEM

(804) 484-4201

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Date:  April 30, 2011

 

WHAT:  TEAMS BEGIN STORM DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

 Two damage assessment teams from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, the Small Business Administration and local officials will visit areas of Washington County to

look at storm damage that occurred to homes, apartments, businesses and public infrastructure. Media are invited to talk with agency representatives.

 

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Teams will start their visits at approximately 9:30 a.m., following a 9 a.m. briefing.

 

WHERE: Washington County

Incident Command Post

Petro Truck Stop

12433 Maple St.

Glade Spring, VA

 

Please make an effort to meet the teams by 9:30 a.m. because we will not know where the teams are located as they travel through the damaged areas.

 

WHY: An outbreak of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes struck Virginia April 27-28, killing four people in Washington County. Governor Bob McDonnell has

requested federal assistance for the county as a result of the EF3 tornado that hit the Glade Spring area causing significant damage to homes, businesses and industries.  Visits by joint

damage assessment teams are the next step in that process.

 

Results from damage assessments help determine whether Virginia is eligible for federal disaster assistance to recover from the severe weather and tornadoes.  Many factors go into

receiving a federal disaster declaration, including the amount of damaged property that is insured.  FEMA, by law, cannot duplicate that assistance.

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UPDATE APRIL 30, 2011

Here are the latest updates for Washington County recovery efforts.

Curfew for the damaged area remains in effect until further notice 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

Tornado victim assistance

The shelter will remain open until no longer needed. It is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, VA

 

The distribution of tornado victim supplies is being moved from the King Center to:

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Beginning Sunday, May 1

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Available items include: water, food, diapers, cleaning supplies and other non-perishable goods.

 

Volunteer Coordination

A Volunteer Reception Center has been established to coordinate volunteer activities. People interested in volunteering can call or visit to register and receive permits.

 

The center is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, VA

 

Phone: 276-944-6737 or 6162

 

Donations

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

 

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

 

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.

2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644,  Abingdon, VA  24212.

3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722.  Standard text messaging rates do apply.

4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160.  Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

Donated non-perishable food , water, baby supplies, cleaning supplies can be brought to :

Joy Baptist Church

37266 Farris Drive

Glade Spring, VA

Beginning Sunday, May 1

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Do NOT donate clothing

 

Debris removal

Trees, limbs and other woody debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Household debris can be taken to the Washington County Transfer Station located in the Bristol-Washington County Industrial Park. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

MXI Environmental Services

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, VA

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

They are not accepting Industrial waste, tires, explosives or bullets.

======================================================================================================

UPDATE APRIL 29 2011

Curfew for the damaged area remains in affect 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

 

The shelter will remain open until no longer needed. It is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, VA

 

 

Volunteer Coordination

A Volunteer Reception Center has been established to coordinate volunteer activities. People interested in volunteering can call or visit to register and receive permits.

The center is located at:

King Center

Emory & Henry College

12221 Collins Dr.

Emory, Va

Phone: 276-944-6737 or 6162

 

Donations

The best way to help tornado victims is to donate money to established disaster relief organizations. The following organizations are actively collecting funds for those affected:

American Red Cross, Mountain Empire Chapter-- 276-645-6650

United Way of Russell and Washington Counties

1. Online – Financial donations can be made to the United Way Disaster Support Fund at www.rwcunitedway.or and by clicking on the GIVE tab.

2. Mail – Donations by check can be made out to the United Way Disaster Support Fund and mailed to United Way of Russell and Washington Counties, P.O. Box 644,  Abingdon, VA  24212.

3. Mobile Giving – Make a $10 donation by texting SUPPORT to 27722.  Standard text messaging rates do apply.

4. By Phone – Call 276-628-2160.  Questions about the fund can be directed to this number.

 

Debris removal

Trees, limbs and other woody debris along with household debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to:

26319 Old Trail Rd.

Abingdon, Va

9 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday

 

Bob Spieldenner

Director of Public Affairs

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

804-674-2400 (24hr)

 

Follow us on Twitter @VDEM

or Facebook: Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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UPDATE APRIL 29, 2011

Entry Permits & Volunteer Reception Center Emory & Henry College @ King Center

12221 Collins DR Emory, VA

Volunteers: 276-944-6737

Volunteers: 276-944-6162

Donations: 276-944-6736

8AM to 7PM

Hazardous Household Waste Disposal (for Tornado Victims Only)

26319 Old Trail RD Abingdon, VA 9AM to 12 AM Monday - Friday

Also please visit http://www.vaemergency.com for the latest information. VAEmergency.com also has a Blog that you can read by clicking here.

Curfew for the damaged area remains in affect 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.

The shelter will remain open until no longer needed. It is located at: King Center Emory & Henry College 12221 Collins Dr. Emory, VA Volunteer Coordination A Volunteer Reception Center has been established to coordinate volunteer activities.

People interested in volunteering can call or visit to register and receive permits. The center is located at: King Center Emory & Henry College 12221 Collins Dr. Emory, Va Phone: 276-944-6737 or 6162 Donations

Debris removal Trees, limbs and other woody debris along with household debris can be taken to the Washington County Landfill. The landfill has extended their operational hours. They are open every day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Hazardous Household waste from the damaged area should be taken to: 26319 Old Trail Rd. Abingdon, Va 9 a.m. – noon Monday –Friday

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More info coming soon. Please check back periodicaly for updates.

 
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