West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides (DR-1474)

Incident period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 21, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 13, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV - West Virginia disaster victims who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. Aug. 20, 2003 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
August 12, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Federal and state officials announced the closing this week of the Kanawha County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The center will close at the end of the business day on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003. The Kanawha County DRC is located at: 4782 Big Chimney Charleston Center Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 8, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- For many, family pets have a respected place in the home and are as important as any household member. Knowing how to plan for and protect your pets before and after a disaster is important. Before a Disaster
August 7, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Home and property losses due to the recent storms caused financial difficulty for many West Virginians who may have lost their jobs or means of earning a living. Persons who live or work in the disaster-declared counties whose jobs were affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides between June 11, 2003 and July 15, 2003 may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). This special unemployment program is funded by the U.S.
August 6, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- West Virginia disaster victims who have not yet applied for federal disaster aid have only two more weeks to apply. Aug. 20, 2003 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. Renters, homeowners or business owners who live or do business in one of the 19 counties included under the June 21, 2003 Presidential disaster declaration may be eligible for Individual Assistance. The 19 West Virginia counties are:
August 6, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- West Virginia has sustained serious storms resulting in a federally-declared disaster every year for the last three years. Mental health officials believe residents who have been affected by the recent storms and flooding could benefit from counseling at Community Mental Health Centers situated throughout the declared counties.

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