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 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.
March 14, 2000
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians who suffered damage as a result of last month's storms, landslides and flash flooding should save all receipts for essential repairs from the disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state officials. "Records are important for tax purposes, to document claims of damage and loss and to show how federal money was spent in case of Inspector General audits," explained Justo Hernandez, the Federal Emergency Coordinating Officer (FCO) in charge of the West Virginia recovery effort.
February 28, 2000
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today to help families and businesses in 20 West Virginia counties recover from the effects of extreme weather conditions that began earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms, flooding, and landslides starting February 18.

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