West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-1536)

Incident period: July 22, 2004 to September 1, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 6, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 4, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials note that tomorrow, October 5, is the last day for individuals who suffered losses due to severe storms and flooding in late July to register for assistance. Tuesday, October 5 is the last day to register for disaster aid for the July storms.
September 27, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials urge individuals who suffered storm related losses due to severe storms and flooding in late July to register for assistance before the deadline date. Tuesday, October 5 is the last day to register for disaster aid for the July storms.
September 20, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Individuals and business owners who sustained damage from the storms, floods and landslides that began in late July, and who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance, have only two weeks left to apply. Tuesday, October 5 is the last day to file an application. October 5 is also the last day to return U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan applications.
September 16, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Flood victims in disaster-declared counties do not need to be concerned that disasters in other states will mean a reduction in funds available for West Virginia. Their applications for assistance will be determined based on their individual needs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and voluntary organizations are providing a wide range of programs and services for victims of the Memorial Day and late July storms.
September 15, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $1 million in disaster housing funds have been issued to West Virginians in the wake of the late July storms. State and federal officials stress that it is important for housing funds to be used only for disaster-related damages or losses. If victims have not already made the purchase of housing materials, they should remember to save the receipts for purchases made to restore the home to its pre-disaster condition. Also, if state and federal inspectors haven’t checked the damages, receipts will help them make an accurate determination of losses.
September 14, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that low-interest loans to replenish working capital are available to West Virginia small businesses impacted by the July storms and subsequent federal disaster declaration.

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