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 3, 2001
Charleston, WV -- West Virginia residents who have been ravaged by several floods over the past three months have received $33.7 million in state and federal disaster recovery assistance to begin rebuilding their lives. Through Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA) toll-free registration numbers had received 11,238 applications for assistance. Those numbers are 1-800-462-9029 and TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
August 2, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Hours of operation for the five fixed and three mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) have been changed. The fixed sites in Northfork, Welch, Mullens, Oceana and Whitesville will now be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday. Mobile recovery center hours now are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sundays.
August 2, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Perhaps as many as 20,000 West Virginia college and university students suffered losses in this year's disastrous floods. Saturday, the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators will reach out to the students and help them stay in school. Representatives of several of the state's colleges and universities will visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to provide financial aid application forms and information to students and families who suffered losses in the floods and mudslides.
August 1, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties who sustained damage in storms, flooding and mudslides during the last three months can now apply for federal disaster recovery assistance. This assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration also will be available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
July 31, 2001
Charleston, WV -- West Virginia flood victims will get additional time to apply for federal/state disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reopened the disaster incident period for the West Virginia floods. The action was taken to make state and federal disaster recovery assistance available to people who suffered damages in the latest floods and mudslides July 26-29.
July 30, 2001
Charleston, WV -- West Virginians in the 22 disaster-declared counties who have applied for assistance and whose recovery needs have not yet been resolved are urged to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Helpline to check on the status of their applications.