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

August 26, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Federal and state officials have announced the closing of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) placed in operation after the late July storms. The DRC located in Fayette County will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1. The DRC is located in the Ansted Maintenance Building, 114 Rich Creek Road in Ansted, W.Va. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If anyone has questions or would like to check on the status of their application in person, this should be done by 6 p.m. on the closing date.
August 25, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are winding down their Building Supply Outreach Partnership at the Lowe’s home supply store to assist people with mitigation information in Fayette County.
August 24, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- History can be a great teacher. West Virginians can prepare for future flooding with attention to a personal evacuation and communication plan. "Learn flood-warning signs and your community's alert signals," said Louis Botta, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) federal coordinating officer. Individuals living in flash-flood areas should have several alternative plans.
August 24, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Free disaster-related legal advice and referrals are available for anyone affected in the disaster-declared counties of Fayette, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo for the severe storms, flooding and landslides that began July 22.
August 23, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia residents in the Fayette, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo Counties who suffered damage in the late July severe storms can be exempted from paying some state sales and use taxes. Deadline for this exemption for both the victims of the Memorial Day storms and the late July storms has been extended to October 30, 2004.
August 23, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Victims of the late July storms should return their loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) quickly - even if they do not want a loan. Homeowners and renters must send this application back before they can be considered for a grant from the state of West Virginia.

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