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 17, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) officials use a question-and-answer format to offer information about the Feb. 16 disaster recovery process. Q. What should I do to get help on my disaster losses? A. Call the toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or, if you have a speech or hearing impairment, call the TTY number, 800-462-7585.
April 17, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Reporting applicants making fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important step in identifying the small percentage of disaster assistance claimants who try to cash in on the misfortune of others. These bogus claims take unfair advantage of taxpayer money.
April 15, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - Following the major disaster declaration resulting from ice storms and flooding Feb. 16, farmers and ranchers in West Virginia are eligible for disaster-recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA). More than 300,000 acres of forests were damaged by ice in the Feb. 16 storm according to the state Department of Agriculture. The hardest hit counties were Mason, Jackson, Calhoun and Roane counties.
April 14, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - State and federal officials announced the opening of the Jackson County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on April 15 at the New Ripley Fire Dept., 337 West Main St., Ripley, WV. The center will be open through Thursday, April 17. The Wyoming County DRC opens April 17 at Twin Falls Resort State Park in the Main Lodge Conference Facility. The center will be open through April 19. All DRCs are open Monday - Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. DRCs provide information to those affected by the damage and losses caused by the severe winter storm Feb. 16 through Mar. 28.
April 14, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - West Virginia state and Federal officials continue meetings for the newly declared snow counties with state and local government agencies to determine eligibility for snow emergency assistance following the winter storm Feb. 16.
April 11, 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.

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