This page contains selected Internet links on business and personal disaster preparedness and recovery. This page contains selected Internet links on business and personal disaster preparedness and recovery. It is not intended to be complete or authoritative guidance on any of these topics, merely a starting place for individuals and small businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia to begin their information search. Please rely on your local, state, or Federal officials for official guidance, instructions, and direction, and contact them with any questions that you might have.

Federal Emergency Management Agency 


U.S. Small Business Administration

If you suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Individuals that are Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362. The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.

SBA Fact Sheet About Disaster Loans 

http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans/disaster-loan-fact-sheets

Physical Disaster Business Loans

Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster damages to property owned by the business, including real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and supplies. Businesses of any size are eligible. Nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc. are also eligible.

http://www.sba.gov/content/business-physical-disaster-loans

Economic Injury Disaster Business Loans 

Loans for working capital to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives to assist them through the disaster recovery period. EIDL assistance is available only to applicants with no Credit Available Elsewhere - if the business and its owners cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources.

http://www.sba.gov/content/economic-injury-disaster-loans

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Emergency Loan Assistance to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. For information, download this guide.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
http://www.vaemergency.com/

American Red Cross Guidance for Business and Industry
Download the guide

Other Useful Preparedness Links

Institute for Home and Business Safety
http://www.disastersafety.org/

Federal preparedness and recovery:
www.ready.gov/business

SBA Disaster Preparedness
www.preparemybusiness.org

Weather
www.weather.gov

Transportation
http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/hurricane_defauLT.asp

Red Cross Business Readiness Evaluation Tool
www.readyrating.org

Disaster Assistance.gov
www.disasterassistance.gov