THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER IN VIRGINIA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster in the state of Virginia following severe winter storms that struck the state March 1 - 5, 1994 and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected local governments in two cities and 27 counties. The cities include Emporia and Radford. The designated counties include Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Charlotte, Craig, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Goochland, Henry, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Patrick, Prince Edward, Pulaski, Rappahannock, and Spotsylvania.
Federal funding is available to the above- mentioned local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe winter ice storm.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are complete.