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 11, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are continuing their Building Supply Outreach Partnership at the Lowe's home supply store to assist people with mitigation information in Logan county. 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 from the National Flood Insurance Program on mitigation techniques such as retrofitting and elevation.
August 10, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announced the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fayette County to assist those affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides that began on July 22. The DRC hours and location are as follows:
August 10, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or other losses due to the July storms. At the request of Governor Bob Wise, President George Bush approved a disaster declaration on August 6, for the storms that began on July 22. The areas designated under the declaration are Fayette, Lincoln and Logan Counties.
August 7, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or losses in Fayette, Lincoln and Logan counties after severe storms, flooding and landslides that began July 22, 2004.
August 6, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for West Virginia to help people in the southwestern part the state recover from the effects of flooding rains and other extreme weather that struck the area late last month, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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