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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


January 8, 2004 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 5,885 $21,655,767.21 $15,159,911.68 $6,495,855.53
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 05:07 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $15,753,907.55 $1,906,302.94 $13,828,190.18
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:45 (Updated daily)

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