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West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-1410)

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Incident period: May 02, 2002 to May 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 05, 2002


July 11, 2002 - News Release

6,140 applicants have registered for disaster assistance in designated counties $10.08 million disbursed for Temporary Disaster Housing $ 3.80 million in Individual and Family Grants Approved $ 6.37 million in SBA Loans $10.44 million obligated federal funding to restore public infrastructure

July 3, 2002 - News Release

Beckley, WV -- Lynn Collette's Welch home rested uneasily in 16 feet of water this last May; another seven feet of water had visited her last year. Since then, she and her family of five have been getting-by, staying in a motel in Princeton. They were greatly relieved to meet with Gov. Wise this afternoon. He gave them keys to a mobile home in Premier where she and her family can finally call home.

June 24, 2002 - News Release

Beckley, WV -- Disaster Recovery Centers operating in Bradshaw, Iaeger, Northfork and Welch will close on Friday, officials announced today. State and federal officials set up the centers for residents who sustained damages from the May severe storms, floods and landslides in West Virginia. To date, the centers have received 3,773 visits from disaster-assistance applicants, though the number of those visiting the centers lately has declined.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $15,255,670.18 $8,294,263.24 $6,945,591.61
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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