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 17, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Federal and state disaster recovery assistance stemming from the May-July floods continued to climb this week, as the total rose to $61 million. The greatest amounts approved so far are in the Disaster Housing Program and in U. S. Small Business Administration loans to homeowners and businesses.
August 10, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- The operating hours of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration line and the Helpline will change as of Sunday, Aug.12, emergency officials announced. Both toll-free lines will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sunday. The toll-free registration line is for registering for disaster assistance, and the Helpline is for getting answers to any questions related to damages caused by flooding, landslides and storms beginning in mid-May.
August 10, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- West Virginia veterans who lost important military documents in the floods can get help to replace those papers. The West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs (WVDVA) will have representatives at two FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Mullins and Whitesville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday for the next four weeks, beginning Aug. 15. Veterans can talk to WVDVA representatives about replacing military letters, discharges, medals, VA awards and other military documents.
August 8, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Travel trailers and mobile homes to provide housing for West Virginia residents who lost their homes in this year's floods and mudslides will be on display this weekend in Kimball. The trailers and mobile homes will be in the parking lot of the Kimball K-Mart. They will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 8, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State and federal officials warned today that some people are ripping off flood victims by charging them for required damage inspections. They emphasized that there is no charge for the inspection required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before recovery help may be authorized.
August 7, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Victims of the recent West Virginia floods who had the foresight to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for increased financial assistance to cover the cost of rebuilding or relocating their homes or businesses.

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