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
August 12, 2004
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.
August 7, 2004
August 4, 2004
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When family life is disrupted by a natural disaster, children often feel vulnerable or just plain scared. Well-thought out plans that involve them in pre-disaster and post-disaster activities can help calm their fears. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) web site, “FEMA for KIDS,” is designed for children; it has fun quizzes and games. At the same time, the site helps families prepare for a disaster.
August 2, 2004
CHARLESTON, W. Va.-- Some people who have received flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Group Flood Insurance Program (GFIP) will have to renew those policies soon, according to NFIP officials. After the late-spring floods of 2001, nearly 900 people qualified for the NFIP’s state-facilitated group flood insurance program. The three-year expiration date of these policies is approaching and letters have been sent to policyholders.
August 2, 2004
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials have announced the closing of the remaining three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) placed in operation after the May storms. The DRCs are located in Logan and Mingo Counties. They will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6, which is the last day to apply for disaster assistance. The DRCs are at the following locations: Logan County 911 Center 26 Main Avenue Logan, WV 25601 Lenore School K-8 Ranger Drive Lenore, WV 25676
July 30, 2004
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Federal and state recovery officials are warning those who were affected by the Memorial Day weekend severe storms and floods to be aware of anyone who claims to be able to register them for disaster assistance by collecting their personal information.