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 13, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials note that mold can cause serious health problems when a property has been damaged by storms. The waters that flood a home or business can cause mold to grow in walls and flooring. Cleaning up quickly and drying out thoroughly can help prevent health problems that may take some time to develop.
July 13, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials have announced the closing of the Wyoming County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The DRC will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The DRC is located in Oceana at the address below: Oceana City Hall Route 10, Cook Parkway Oceana, WV
July 13, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Many West Virginia homeowners and businesses took steps after previous floods to make their property more secure from flood damage. Some of those efforts were tested in the latest floods and landslides that began Memorial Day weekend. It isn’t only individuals and businesses that can make property more resistant to floods. Local and State Governments also can take mitigation action.
July 10, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W.Va. -- Individuals and business owners who sustained damage from the storms, floods and landslides that began on Memorial Day, and who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance, have less than 30 days to apply. August 6, 2004, is the last day to file an application, according to officials of the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). August 6 is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S.
July 9, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Total assistance approved for West Virginians affected by the floods and landslides that began Memorial Day Weekend has risen to $16 million as the second month of the recovery effort begins.
July 8, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia residents who suffered damage in the floods and landslides that began Memorial Day weekend can be exempted from paying some state sales and use taxes. A large number of West Virginia residential and business structures were damaged or destroyed in the floods and landslides and were determined to pose a significant threat to public health, safety and welfare.

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