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 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.
December 10, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. VA. - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens in Boone county on Friday, December 12, as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services' (WVOES) outreach to those who suffered losses caused by the November storms. This is a temporary DRC which will close on Tuesday, December 16. Two other temporary DRCs are currently operating in Calhoun and McDowell Counties.
December 10, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians who have applied for disaster assistance are encouraged to complete and return their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) forms as soon as possible. Many who register for assistance with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receive these forms and completing the loan application is a required step in obtaining some types of disaster aid. In addition, a quick return speeds up the process and can mean faster aid to those in need.
December 8, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials announced the closing this week of the Cabell County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The center is open until close of business at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2003. The DRC is located at: Milton Fire Department 341 E. Main Street Milton, W. Va. The center opens at 10 a.m. and closes permanently at 7 p.m., close of business on Thursday, December 11, 2003.
December 8, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) deployed to more conveniently serve those who suffered losses as a result of the November storms, will periodically move to new locations. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) have three mobile units operating.

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