West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides (DR-1558)

Incident period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 20, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 16, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Federal and state funds to assist West Virginians with Hurricane Ivan flood recovery efforts has reached more than $49 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. President Bush’s September 20 Hurricane Ivan disaster declaration for West Virginia now includes 22 counties for Public Assistance, 19 of which are eligible for Individual Assistance programs, too.
November 12, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Only one week remains for those who have not yet registered for federal and state disaster assistance to obtain help with recovery from the September flooding caused by Hurricane Ivan. “We will continue to process existing assistance applications, but the deadline to call and register is Friday, November 19,” said Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 9, 2004
News Release
State and federal recovery officials today reminded West Virginians in the panhandle that the Wellsburg Disaster Recovery Center closes at 5 p.m., November 11, but that the Wheeling Disaster Recovery Center is open until further notice. “The need for these facilities has diminished and we are consolidating our operations at the Wheeling center,” Federal Coordinating Officer Lou Botta of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. The Wheeling center is located at 56 16th Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.”
November 8, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. -- All too often, when floods or other natural disasters hit homes and businesses, important records or precious memories are lost forever. However, with some advance planning those losses can be avoided - especially in the computer age.
November 5, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is searching for land to lease in Marshall and Wetzel counties for temporary mobile home parks for those who lost their homes, or saw them seriously damaged, in September's Hurricane Ivan flooding. FEMA is looking specifically for sites that are two to ten acres in the two counties. The sites must be above the 100-year flood plain level and should be relatively flat.
November 5, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As part of the disaster response to September’s Hurricane Ivan flooding in West Virginia, $7,738,745 has been paid so far in claims through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), federal and state officials announced. The flood insurance payments are in addition to aid for temporary housing and other needs provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of West Virginia.Those separate assistance streams now total nearly $15 million.

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