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 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 4, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - For people displaced by this year's flooding disasters, the process of returning to restored housing can be drawn-out. But, steadily, affected individuals and families are moving from temporary to permanent housing, their hopes for more normal living realized. Livable housing is the aim of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster housing program. It may start with temporary rental housing, a travel trailer or a mobile home, but the aim is to have displaced residents achieve permanent housing plans in no more than 18 months.
November 3, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – During the 45 days since Hurricane Ivan caused destructive flooding in West Virginia, it’s possible that people who may be entitled to disaster aid have picked up information that caused them not to apply, but is mistaken. It’s important that such impressions be corrected before the disaster registration deadline arrives on November 19. (In Ohio, it’s November 18.)
November 1, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) placed in operation in the Northern Panhandle after September's Hurricane Ivan flooding will close this week and next, federal and state officials announced. They are the DRCs in Weirton, Hancock County; New Martinsville, Wetzel County, and Wellsburg, Brooke County. The closing dates are:
October 28, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- November 19 - little better than three weeks away - is the deadline for individuals and business owners in West Virginia who sustained damage from September's Hurricane Ivan flooding to register for federal assistance. November 19 is also the last day to return low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications.
October 28, 2004
News Release
This is the third ASK FEMA column from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for anyone who has questions and needs answers about federal disaster assistance programs. These questions are selected from a list of frequently asked questions that FEMA receives at our Helpline, Disaster Recovery Centers and website (www.fema.gov). For a complete listing of frequently asked questions, please visit www.fema.gov. Throughout the next few months we will try to cover all the topics of disaster recovery.

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