Monday’s Storms Caused Widespread Damage; County Officials Ask that You Report Your Damage Online
Posted at 1:30 p.m.
The heavy rain yesterday (see previous articles here and here) caused property damage for many residents in the county. If you were one of those affected, we encourage you to report your damage to the county’s Disaster Damage Database.
This database is completely voluntary, but the damage reports may impact what kind of federal disaster assistance — if any — that can be made available to county residents who suffered losses.
Initial damage assessment reports are due by Friday, July 12. Should residents need more time to complete their report, they should submit no later than Wednesday, July 24.
Learn more about the Disaster Damage Database and submit your damage form online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/disasterreport/dr_submit.aspx.
Your submission of damage information may benefit you and other county residents by supporting a disaster declaration, which is a prerequisite to eligibility for federal disaster assistance. However, submission of a Disaster Damage Report is not a requirement to apply for federal disaster assistance, nor is it a promise that federal disaster assistance will be provided.