West Virginia Severe Winter Storms (DR-1455)

Incident period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 14, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 16, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- More than $4.1 million in Individual Assistance has been approved for West Virginians as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia Office of Emergency Services officials continue response and recovery efforts for those affected by the severe winter storms of Feb. 16.
May 15, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Preferred Risk Policy is available for as little as $106 a year for $20,000 of building coverage and $5,000 of contents coverage for a building without a basement.
May 12, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Flood dangers do not end when the water begins to recede, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that has been working with West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) because of the mid-February storm. With its history of flooding, West Virginians need to know what to do after the flood. After The Flood Listen to a radio or television and don't return home until authorities indicate it is safe to do so.
May 12, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Inspecting utilities in damaged homes is important as West Virginians recover from recent storms.
May 10, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - With its history of flooding, West Virginians need to know what to do once the flood arrives, according state and federal disaster recovery officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been working with West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) because of the mid-February storm. Once the Flood Arrives:
May 9, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- More than $3.8 million in Individual Assistance has been approved for West Virginians as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia Office of Emergency Services officials continue response and recovery efforts for those affected by the severe winter storms of Feb. 16. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 13.

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