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
June 13, 2001
Charleston, WV -- A town meeting designed to help disaster victims learn the "ins and outs" of disaster assistance will be held in Kanawha County, at the Dunbar National Guard Armory at 7 p.m., Monday, June 18.
June 11, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Within four days of the Presidential declaration for disaster aid to West Virginia, checks for disaster housing assistance have gone out to some of the victims of the severe storms, flooding and landslides that started May 15, say officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer, C. Michel Butler, the first checks are already out. "We've issued 77 checks to families and individuals for disaster assistance payments, totaling $101,877.39. They're in the mail, and may have already been received."
June 11, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Disaster assistance has been made available for nine additional counties to help residents and local governments recover from the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides that started May 15 in West Virginia, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
June 4, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for West Virginia to help families and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms and floods that began last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms, flooding and landslides starting May 15.