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 1, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Clay and Lincoln Counties. The DRCs will assist those affected by the storms that began Memorial Day weekend. They will be open for two days only. The information is as follows: CLAY COUNTY Location: Clay County Court House, 649 Main Street, Clay Opening Date: Tuesday, July 6 Closing Date: Wednesday, July 7 Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. LINCOLN COUNTY
July 1, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- In the turmoil that accompanies the shock and loss of a disaster, misleading rumors, half-truths and misunderstandings about available assistance may cause some storm-struck residents to disqualify themselves from much-needed help. Recovery officials voiced concern that unreliable word-of-mouth in distressed neighborhoods and communities may deprive eligible individuals and households of vital aid from the State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 1, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials have announced the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Chapmanville, Logan County at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. The DRC is located at the Chapmanville High School and has been in operation since June 11. The current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 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 1, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have started a Building Supply Outreach Partnership with home supply stores to assist people with mitigation information in Kanawha, Raleigh and Mercer counties. Specialists from FEMA will be on hand to explain mitigation techniques that can lessen damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Brochures will be available on the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques such as retrofitting and elevation.
June 29, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va.-- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Cabell 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: Milton Fire Department, Rt. 60, Milton, W.VA. Opening Date: Friday, July 2 Closing Date: Saturday, July 3
June 29, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in McDowell County next to City Hall in War, to assist those affected by the storms that began Memorial Day weekend. The mobile DRC will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday—for two days only. The information is as follows:

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