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

July 30, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Residents of Marion County who suffered losses from the severe storms, flooding, and landslides that occurred between June 11 and July 15, 2003 may be eligible for disaster assistance. Louis Botta, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the assistance was approved based on a review of damages gathered by federal, state and local disaster recovery officials. "We remain committed to making sure that all qualified people get the help they need," said Botta.
July 30, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- A sudden storm can cause serious damage to property and possessions, but the homeowner who takes steps to retrofit his or her home in anticipation of the unexpected comes out ahead. Retrofitting is modifying your home to protect against flood damages. Have you taken this precaution? Have you wondered if it's really necessary to go to the expense of retrofitting because you are not in a floodplain or an area prone to flooding?
July 29, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- When rains and flooding inundated West Virginia as a result of the severe storms that began on June 11, 2003, more than 19,000 families and businesses had flood insurance. Purchasing a flood insurance policy proved to be a sound investment for many as well as offering great peace of mind. West Virginians know, first-hand, that flash floods can begin and end within just a few hours, often cutting a deadly path of devastation. Also, you don't have to live near water to experience flooding. Floods can occur from heavy rains, levees breaking or sewage backup.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- To assist individuals and businesses in West Virginia affected by the June 2003 storms, flooding and landslides, the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Harrison County on Thursday, July 31, 2003.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- If you live in a floodplain, you live in an area of high risk even if you have never experienced a flood. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps floodplains and encourages residents to find out if their property is within one so they can be prepared in the event of a storm. What is a Floodplain?
July 28, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Federal and state officials announced the closing this week of three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The following centers will close at 7 p.m. on the dates announced.

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