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

November 26, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cabell, Lincoln and Nicholas counties to assist those who suffered losses and damages from the storms, flooding and landslides that began on November 11, 2003. Beginning on Friday, November 28, the DRCs will be open seven days a week. The DRC hours and locations are listed below.
November 26, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Within three days after the disaster declaration of November 21 FEMA distributed funds to residents suffering losses resulting from the storms, flooding and landslides. As soon as applications were received at the FEMA teleregistration number, inspectors went out to assess damages. Their reports triggered some checks in just three days. ?We are pleased when funds reach the hands of applicants so quickly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch. "The rains had a devastating effect on West Virginia residents."
November 26, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Residents of Nicholas County recovering from recent storms now have a resource center they can visit to get help with a variety of recovery issues, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Friday, November 28, in Hamlin at the following location: RICHWOOD CITY HALL 6 WHITE AVENUE RICHWOOD, WV
November 26, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Residents living in the 22 federally-declared counties who were affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides that occurred beginning November 11 can expect a visit from an inspector representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), insurance company or volunteer agency.
November 26, 2003
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Residents of Lincoln County recovering from recent storms now have a resource center they can visit to get help with a variety of recovery issues, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Friday, November 28, in Hamlin at the following location: HAMLIN TOWN HALL 220 MAIN STREET HAMLIN, WV
November 22, 2003
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated 16 more West Virginia counties eligible for federal disaster aid to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover the effects of storms, floods and landslides that began on November 11.

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