West Virginia West Virginia Winter Storm (DR-1319)

Incident period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 28, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 29, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's teleregistration operation will be shortened beginning this weekend. FEMA's telephone registration system will now operate Monday through Saturday, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Both the registration and the agency's Helpline will be closed Sundays.
March 24, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $2.2 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved to date for West Virginians, according to state and federal disaster officials. The aid is being provided following the Feb. 28 presidential declaration resulting from the storms, landslides and flash flooding that struck the state in mid-February.
March 23, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia residents living within the 25 counties declared eligible for individual assistance should take care when hiring contractors to repair damages from the flooding, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned today. "Fraudulent contractors often come to storm-hit areas to take advantage of people's misfortunes," FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernandez said. He urged residents to be especially careful of door-to-door solicitors who ask for large deposits or for entire payments in advance.
March 22, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- People and individuals who are unemployed because of the heavy rains, landslides and flooding in February must apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) by Monday, April 3, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The February 28 presidential declaration made provisions for benefits under the DUA Program.
March 17, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Disaster assistance for West Virginians has topped $1 million in the wake of last month's storm, landslides and flash flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. By the close of business Wednesday, March 15, FEMA had received 925 registrations for individual assistance from West Virginia disaster victims in 25 counties.
March 15, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Citing early success in assisting disaster applicants at the three fixed Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) established in Kanawha, Gilmer and Wetzel Counties on March 8th, emergency Federal and State officials announced today they would phase down those three centers this Friday March 17.


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