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

August 31, 2001
News Release
Charleston, SC -- The Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Mt. Hope and Anawalt will close at the end of business today, Friday Aug. 31, and reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in Smithers and Kimball, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 31, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- With only one week remaining to apply for disaster recovery assistance, West Virginians who suffered property losses in this year's series of floods and mudslides have received $77.8 million in federal and state disaster recovery assistance.
August 29, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- The telephone lines set up to help victims of this year's West Virginia flooding will be closed for the Labor Day weekend, emergency officials reported. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration line and Helpline are scheduled to be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
August 24, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- West Virginians who suffered property losses in this year's plague of flooding and mudslides have received $70.2 million in federal and state disaster recovery assistance. Disaster Housing and Individual and Family Grants accounted for $35.6 million of the outlay. U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans totaled another $27 million.
August 24, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) will change their hours of business effective Monday, Aug. 27. The new hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The centers will close weekends and will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labor Day weekend.
August 20, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- West Virginians who suffered damages and property losses in the state's recent floods and who had flood insurance are finding they have a jump-start on the road to recovery. Flood insurance is available to anyone in any community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). But it is not necessary that a resident live in the floodplain to purchase the insurance.

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