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 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 6, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials remind individuals whose employment was affected by the storms that began on Memorial Day through June 28, 2004, that the deadline for filing a disaster unemployment assistance claim is July 9. Persons who live or work in the disaster-designated counties may be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. This special unemployment program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs.
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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