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

Incident period: May 2, 2002 to May 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 5, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 10, 2002
News Release
Beaver, WV -- A special toll-free telephone number is in operation for people affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides of May 2 and continuing to apply for disaster assistance. The number can be used to register for a wide range of state, federal and voluntary disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state officials.
May 10, 2002
News Release
Beckley, WV -- Federal and State officials have contracted to install more than 300 portable toilets and four portable showers in McDowell County for those affected by the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides. Mingo County also received portable toilets. In McDowell County, six-head portable showers were in place Friday, May 10, at Frog Level Road, Coalwood, and at the Fanning Funeral Home, U.S. Iaeger. Showers at both locations were expected to be operational on Saturday, May 11.
May 10, 2002
News Release
Beaver, WV -- Officials from the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides of May 2 and continuing.
May 10, 2002
News Release
Beaver, WV -- Two briefings have been set for city, county, and other government officials to explain how to apply for federal/state assistance for damage as the result of the recent severe storms, flooding, and landslides in West Virginia. Disaster assistance for four West Virginia Counties has been expanded, and Logan County added, to include aid for state and local public facilities according to an announcement by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 5, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for West Virginia families and businesses victimized by severe storms and flooding that struck the state late last week. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush after a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal relief. The declaration covers damage to private property from the storms, flooding and landslides that began May 2.

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