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
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wyoming County for residents who sustained damage due to the severe storms, flooding and landslides that occurred between May 15 and June 11. The DRC, will be located in the Mullens City Hall and be open from Monday, June 18 to Saturday, June 23. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
June 11, 2001
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.

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