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 6, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Pax in Fayette County to assist those affected by the recent storms. The DRC will be open Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be in Pax for two days only. The DRC information follows: Location: Long Branch United Methodist Church 120 Main Street Pax, W.VA. Opening Date: Friday, July 9
July 6, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va.-- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Boone County to assist those affected by the recent storms. The DRC will be open this coming Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.-- for two days only. The DRC information is as follows: Location: Madison-Danville Community Center 768 Lick Creek Road Danville, W.VA. Opening Date: Friday, July 9
July 6, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials have announced the closing of the Mercer County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The DRC will close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. The DRC is located at the Mercer County Health Center, BluePrince Road, Bluefield, WV. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If anyone has questions or would like to check on the status of his or her application in person, this should be done by 7 p.m. on the closing date.
July 3, 2004
News Release
One person described the sounds of a thunderstorm at night as nothing short of "horrifying" to the regularly flood-stricken residents of Reedy, a small community nestled in northern Roane County. Today, many Reedy residents return to sleep instead of holding vigil on fast rising waters, thanks to a federal, state and locally supported program that helped move families out of the floodplain and out of harms way.
July 3, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- High ground does not guarantee that you are safe from floodwaters. But it does mean that you may be eligible for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Preferred Risk Policy is available for as little as $111 a year for $20,000 of building coverage and $5,000 of contents coverage for a building without a basement.
July 3, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It has been almost a month since the president declared a disaster for 24 West Virginia counties because of floods and landslides that began over the Memorial Day weekend. Just over $10 million has been approved for Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance.

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