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 15, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- That sinking feeling hits when you first see your home or business mired under debris and your important papers and possessions soaked through with water after a flood. But before you wade in to salvage essential items and to clean up, consider your personal safety and be cautious. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises the homeowner to take the following steps:
July 15, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Disaster assistance has been made available to help anyone in Monongalia County who suffered damage or loss from the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides that began June 11, announced recovery officials from the State of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today.
July 15, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides on June 11 and continuing, the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mingo County on Thursday, July 17. The DRC will be located at the Williamson Fire Department on 104 East 4th Avenue in Williamson with recovery specialists on hand to answer questions about applications and the many programs available following the June 21 presidential disaster declaration.
July 14, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- State, federal and local officials and voluntary agencies continue to help West Virginians who were affected by the severe storms, flooding, and landslides that began on June 11. To date, nearly $5 million in disaster grants has been approved for residents to help meet their most basic disaster-recovery needs. Recovery services summary at close of business Sunday, July 13:
July 14, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- With the onslaught of rain West Virginians have endured, comes the realization that heeding flood warnings and flood preparation pays off. State and federal officials want people to know the following information. It may prove to be an invaluable resource. Know your area's flood risk -- if you're not sure, call your emergency management office or planning and zoning department.
July 14, 2003
News Release
Charleston, WV -- Monongalia County has been added to the list of counties eligible to receive disaster assistance under the June 21 federally declared disaster for West Virginia. The declaration covers storm-related damage and losses under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA) programs.

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