West Virginia Severe Storms & Flooding (DR-1378)
Incident period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2001
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 30, 2001
Charleston, WV -- A total of $143.1 million has been made available to date for disaster assistance as a result of property losses in 24 counties after a series of floods and mudslides in West Virginia during the spring and summer. President Bush granted Gov. Bob Wise's request for a federal disaster declaration on June 3.
October 19, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Flood victims who received travel trailers from FEMA as temporary housing, while making repairs on their flood-damaged homes, are urged to complete these repairs quickly or consider alternatives before winter arrives. "We urge people to be responsible," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer. "The purpose of travel trailers is to provide short-term housing for flood victims. These units are not intended to be used for an extended period of time through the winter months."
October 2, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Residents of West Virginia who suffered damage from the severe storms, and flooding have only one week remaining to register for state and federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Wednesday October 10, 2001. State and Federal officials urge those who have not yet registered to do so as soon as possible by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 800-462-9029 (TTY 800-462-7585). Disaster assistance specialists are available to take calls between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
September 18, 2001
Charleston, WV -- For West Virginians who wish to have face-to-face meetings with Recovery Specialists to ask about available assistance on flood damages, the time for visiting the Welch, Whitesville and Oak Hill, WV Disaster Recovery Centers is getting shorter. The following Disaster Recovery Centers will close at 6:00 pm on September 21: Old Stephens Clinic, 791 Virginia Ave. in Welch. The Salamy Building, 3817 Coal River Road, Whitesville. The Fayette County Public Library, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill.
September 13, 2001
Charleston, WV -- The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Gauley Bridge will close at the end of business tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14, and reopen Monday, Sept. 17, in Oak Hill, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 5, 2001
Charleston, WV -- West Virginian residents and business owners who suffered flood-related damages now have until October 10 to register for recovery assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services today announced the extension of the deadline to give residents and business owners in the 24 disaster-designated counties more time to register. FEMA is still receiving 75 calls a day to apply for federal and state assistance.