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

April 25, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Financial assistance in the amount of $2.1 has been obligated to repair or replace disaster-damaged public facilities through Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. The funds represent initial payments to the 170 units of government that have applied for assistance.
April 24, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - As the first anniversary of the May 2, 2002 flood approaches, West Virginians look toward measures that could prevent repeated loss. More than 7,000 eligible residents in six counties received nearly $16 million in assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state after the flooding and landslides last year.
April 24, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Residents of West Virginia's 24 disaster-declared counties have until May 13 to register for disaster assistance if they suffered uninsured or underinsured losses and intend to seek state and federal assistance to help their recovery. To register, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY/TDD) 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
April 23, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - With more than $2.3 million in disaster housing funds issued to more than 1,000 West Virginians in the wake of the Feb. 16 winter storm, state and federal officials advise recipients that it is important for these checks to be used only for disaster-related damages or losses. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) housing assistance check is intended for one of four uses only: for basic housing repairs, short-term rental assistance, reimbursement of hotel/motel expenses or replacement:
April 18, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- 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 Feb. 16.
April 18, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State and federal officials announce the opening of the Mercer County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the City Hall, 100 Courthouse Rd., Council Chamber, Princeton, WV. The center will be open through Thursday, April 24. Hours for the DRC are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. (On Tuesday the DRC will close at 6 p.m.) DRCs provide information to those affected by the damage and losses caused by the severe winter storm Feb. 16 through Mar. 28.

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