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 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:
December 15, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Disaster officials overseeing recovery efforts in West Virginia have announced that funds are available to provide short-term crisis intervention services to eligible persons affected by the November storms, floods and landslides.
December 13, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, December 15 in Wetzel County. The DRC will close on Wednesday, December 17. This 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 Wetzel County DRC location, dates and hours of operation follow:
December 12, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Federal and state officials announced the closing this week of the Mercer County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The center is open until close of business at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2003. Current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The DRC is located at: Mercer County Health Center Bluefield-Princeton Road Rt 2 Bluefield Road Bluefield, W.Va. The center opens at 10 a.m. and closes permanently at 7 p.m., on Monday, December 15, 2003.
December 12, 2003
News Release
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 Harrison County. The county is already eligible for Individual Assistance.
December 11, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials announced today a change in the operating hours of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The centers are now operating Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays beginning December 14, 2003. The seven DRC locations are: Rainelle in Greenbrier County, South Charleston in Kanawha County, Hamlin in Lincoln County, Fairmont in Marion County, Bluefield in Mercer County, Richwood in Nicholas County and Hinton in Summers County.

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