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

December 17, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia residents affected by the severe rains, flooding and landslides that resulted in a federal disaster declaration on November 21, 2003 are approved for more than $13 million in disaster assistance to date, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
December 17, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials announced today the closing of the Nicholas County and Summers County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at close of business on Saturday, December 20.
December 17, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Friday, December 19 in Kanawha County for one day only in the town of Clendenin. The DRC is part of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services' (WVOES) outreach in communities where residents may have losses caused by the November storms. The Kanawha County DRC location, date and hours of operation follow:
December 17, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and State officials announced today the early closing of Disaster Recovery Centers on Christmas Eve, December 24. They will reopen on Monday, December 29 and remain open until further notice with shortened hours. The Disaster Recovery Centers serve residents who suffered damages as a result of the November storms.
December 16, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some West Virginians who suffered losses due to the November storms may face the season with the realization that a normal holiday is beyond their reach. The desire to stabilize a difficult situation for their children and families may lead to the misuse of a housing assistance check, or funds provided for other disaster-related needs.
December 15, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials announced the closing this week of the Marion County Disaster Recovery Center. The center is open until close of business at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2003. Current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Disaster Recovery Center is located at:

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