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

July 18, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials moved today to squelch rumors that there is a shortage of tetanus vaccine to immunize people who may have been exposed to the disease in the recent floods. "As a result of prompt action by the U. S. and West Virginia Departments of Health and Human Services, we have an adequate supply of tetanus vaccine to meet foreseeable needs," said Carlos Mitchell, the federal officer coordinating disaster assistance in West Virginia.
July 17, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the addition of Marion and Taylor counties to the twenty already declared as disaster areas in storm- and flood-ravaged West Virginia. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the request for individual and public assistance for Taylor County and individual assistance only for Marion. The approval was based on a review of the latest damage data provided by state and federal disaster recovery officials.
July 12, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing its extraordinary efforts to speed disaster assistance to flood victims in West Virginia. "I have personally spoken with the members of West Virginia's congressional delegation and assured them that FEMA is doing everything in its power to help the people of West Virginia get back on their feet as quickly as possible," FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said.
July 10, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today West Virginians hit by flooding in the latest severe storms are now eligible for disaster assistance. The West Virginia disaster incident period has been reopened and aid is expanded to help affected homeowners, renters and businesses not only in Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne and Wyoming counties but also now in Doddridge and Fayette counties.
July 5, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Checks for $200,389 have been sent to 115 applicants who cannot afford a loan to replace losses from the recent flooding, storms and landslides, according to state and federal recovery officials. "The grants are for disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other programs," said State Coordinating Officer Stephen Kappa, of the West Virginia Emergency Services Office. The Individual Family Grant program provides a safety net for people who have exhausted all other means of assistance and still have financial obligations that cannot be met.
June 26, 2001
News Release
Charleston, WV -- If you've received a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), federal and state officials urge you to return your completed forms.

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