Disaster assistance available for some Virginia farmers

Shore Drive in Virginia Beach is flooded near the entrance to First Landing State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, following Hurricane Matthew. (Photo: WAVY/Bill Cole)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making disaster assistance available for some farmers in Virginia due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

Farmers in Chesapeake, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Greensville County and Brunswick County may be considered for assistance like emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) if they meet eligibility requirements.

Contact your local FSA office for more information.