West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-1500)
Incident period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 21, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
January 8, 2004
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With the January 20 application deadline two weeks away, West Virginia residents affected by November's severe storms, flooding and mudslides have been approved for more than $22 million in disaster assistance to date, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
December 29, 2003
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Federal and State officials announced today the closing of Disaster Recovery Centers on New Year’s Day. Officials also announced that the three remaining centers will close permanently at 5 p.m. on January 9. The Disaster Recovery Centers serve residents who suffered damages as a result of the November storms. The following Disaster Recovery Center will be closed on Thursday, January 1, and will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 9. The locations of the three remaining centers affected by the closings are:
December 23, 2003
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced recently that approximately 60 Project Recovery outreach workers are currently visiting disaster victims throughout the 27 designated counties eligible for Crisis Counseling services. Project Recovery is a short-term crisis intervention program under the umbrella of DHHR. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds the program.
December 19, 2003
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the West Virginia federal disaster declaration of November 21 to include Public Assistance for Monongalia County. The county is already eligible for Individual Assistance.
December 19, 2003
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians who suffered losses from the November storms, floods and landslides who have not yet applied for federal disaster aid must do so by January 20, 2004. Applications cannot be accepted after that date. Registering is easy and allows the professional staff to determine if you are eligible for assistance. Don’t disqualify yourself, apply by January 20 by calling the toll-free registration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
December 17, 2003
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn naturally to family gatherings. But most West Virginia residents affected by the November storms are left scrambling to put their lives back together. The heavy rains, flooding and landslides caused countless residents to lose their homes. Many lost a lifetime of possessions as the storm roared across wide areas.