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 20, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Early in this hurricane season severe inland flooding along the East Coast reminds West Virginians that they need to know what to do once a flood arrives, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) recommend: Water Dangers
August 19, 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 Harts in Lincoln County will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 20. The Lincoln County DRC is located at Harts Volunteer Fire Department on Route 10 in Harts, WV. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 19, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Mingo County has been added to counties already declared eligible for federal and state disaster individual assistance as result of the late July storms, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal coordinating officer. Previously declared counties are Fayette, Logan and Lincoln.
August 16, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Residents in Fayette, Lincoln and Logan counties may register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for property damage or losses from the late July storms even if they received federal or state funds after the earlier Memorial Day flooding.
August 16, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Concerned and anxious homeowners, business owners and renters should not delay in cleaning up after a disaster. “You don’t have to wait for an inspector to begin clean up,” said Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “FEMA does need some form of documentation such as photos or videotape, but flood clean up needs to begin as soon as possible,” he added.
August 14, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lincoln County to assist those affected by the July 22 storms. The DRC opens today Saturday, August 14, and will be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. The DRC information follows:

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