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
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 4, 2004
News Release
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
News Release
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
August 2, 2004
News Release
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.
July 30, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Total assistance approved for West Virginians affected by the floods and landslides that began Memorial Day weekend is approaching $27 million. More than 8,000 applications for disaster assistance have been received. The deadline for applying for assistance is August 6.

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