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    FEMA and VDEM to Visit Area (Aug. 27 & 28)

    On Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will visit the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Campbell, Amherst and Nelson to perform Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (JPDA) on the areas affected by the August 2 weather event. In addition to meeting with local officials, teams will visit several of the damaged areas. Information gathered for the JPDA will be used to determine whether or not a federal disaster will be declared.  If a federal disaster declaration is made, it could make funds available to localities for reimbursement.

    Damages for the entire declaration are estimated at $14.6 million of which $13.8 million is attributed to the City of Lynchburg with the remaining amount attributed to the three affected counties. The damaged areas in Lynchburg include a number of the City’s parks and trails, several roadways, College Lake Dam as well as other stormwater infrastructure.