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 17, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Residents of Doddridge, Harrison and Ritchie are advised to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) toll-free number to apply for disaster assistance. Anyone who received storm damages during the period of June 11 through midnight July 15 is eligible and should call even if they have already registered with the Red Cross, Salvation Army or other voluntary agencies or have reported damage to local officials. To be considered for state/federal assistance, they still need to call FEMA.
July 17, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Federal and state officials announced today that the closing of the Wayne County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has changed from Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, July 19 at 5 p.m.
July 17, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Following the severe storms, flooding and landslides that battered the State of West Virginia from June 11 through July 15, many residents are facing the job of cleaning up and removing storm debris. State and federal recovery officials urge those who need to cleanup and remove debris to do so immediately.
July 16, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State and federal officials announced today that Doddridge, Harrison and Ritchie counties are eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) under the June 21 federal disaster declaration. Residents that received storm damages during the period of June 11 through midnight on July 15 can be considered under this declaration.
July 16, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Disaster recovery officials urge residents of West Virginia counties affected by the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides to be cautious when handling food and water exposed to floodwaters. "As people work to clean up and rebuild, personal safety should be their first concern," said State Coordinating Officer Stephen S. Kappa. "Where food and water are concerned, we like to say, 'If in doubt, throw it out.'" Those who rely on private wells are encouraged to have their water supply tested if any of the following conditions exist:
July 16, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monongalia County to assist those who suffered losses and damages from the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides. The DRC will open on Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at the following location: White Birch Towers (American Red Cross) 1299 Pineview Dr. Morgantown, WV

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