West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides (DR-1522)

Incident period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 7, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 3, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Town of Daisy, in Logan County, will be the site of the fifth and final temporary mobile home park, according to federal and state disaster officials. The site was located through the efforts of local citizens who responded to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for suitable park locations.
August 30, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When the Memorial Day storms struck West Virginia, the storm was the fifth disaster declaration within an 18-month period. The flooding that occurred on July 28 was the sixth. Many of the families again suffered damages from the rains, floods and landslides. They are examples of the individuals and families Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs) seek out. The LTRCs may be able to help with needs not completely covered by insurance or by federal and state disaster assistance programs.
August 18, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the R.A. West Memorial Mobile Home Park in Varney, Mingo County, will be held at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday. The site will accommodate 16 temporary housing units and is located on Route 52 in Varney, just past the Route 65 turnoff. To date a total of 86 mobile homes and 313 travel trailers are currently occupied following the Memorial Day storms.
August 13, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Steve Kappa, state coordinating officer for the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) met with Representative Shelley Moore Capito in her Charleston office on Thursday, August 12. The FEMA/state officials updated Representative Capito on the status of the disasters declared in June and August of this year.
August 12, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When the Memorial Day storms struck West Virginia, Mingo County sustained more damage than any other area. The storm came on top of three disaster declarations within a 15-month period that affected Mingo County. Many of the families again suffered damages from the rains, floods and landslides. They are examples of the individuals and families Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs) seek out. The LTRCs may be able to help with needs not covered by insurance or by federal and state disaster assistance programs.
August 12, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When the May rainstorms and landslides struck West Virginia, many residents lost their homes or found they were uninhabitable. In Mingo and Logan counties, which suffered the heaviest damage, a number of families were forced out of their homes and had to crowd in with friends or relatives. Rental units were difficult to find.

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