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

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.
July 30, 2004
News Release
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.
July 29, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is searching for land to lease in southern West Virginia that will serve as a temporary mobile home park site for those who lost their homes, or saw them seriously damaged in the severe storms that struck Memorial Day weekend. FEMA is looking specifically for parcels that are four to 10 acres, located in the Logan area of Logan County, and Lenore area of Mingo County. The site must be above the 100-year flood plain and should be relatively flat.
July 29, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some residents who were affected by the storms, floods and landslides that began on Memorial Day, assume they are ineligible for disaster assistance and fail to apply for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges individuals who suffered storm related losses to let a FEMA specialist make the decision concerning eligibility.
July 28, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- This weekend the public will have an opportunity to see one type of the temporary housing units provided to eligible disaster assistance applicants by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Nearly 300 residents who lost their homes or saw them seriously damaged as a result of the severe storms, flooding and landslides that began Memorial Day weekend are temporarily living in travel trailer and mobile homes because rental housing is unavailable.
July 27, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. -- When a natural disaster strikes a community, volunteers rally to residents who have needs not covered by insurance, or by federal and state disaster assistance programs. Because of frequent natural disasters in West Virginia, Long Term Recovery Committees have been formed composed of local volunteer agencies that come together to assist flood victims. Their goal is to help families develop a recovery plan and to show them how to stretch their recovery dollars to cover unmet needs.

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