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

October 22, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For many West Virginians who were affected by the Hurricane Ivan flooding last month, the full scope, and pain, of the recovery process is becoming apparent. Some will be able to restore their properties virtually to their pre-flood appearance and value. But some, though they will again have safe, secure housing, will not be restored to all the amenities they had before the flood. “FEMA assistance will not make people whole again,” said Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer for the Ivan disaster. “But it can start them on the road to recovery.”
October 22, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. VA. -- A walking tour of flood-damaged Main St. businesses in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, Thursday, promoted the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan program to businesses and non-profits. Federal, state and local officials on the tour encouraged the business owners to apply for low-interest SBA disaster loans, which are also available to non-profit organizations like churches, charities, and private schools.
October 21, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. VA. -- Public meetings are scheduled Monday in New Martinsville and Pine Grove, Wetzel County, for residents to talk with state and federal officials about ways to prevent, or mitigate, flood damage. Participants in the two meetings will learn about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP) administered by the state and reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These grants are provided to the state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property.
October 21, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal and state officials are dedicating West Virginia's fifth mobile home park in response to this summer's storms tomorrow (Friday) near Chapmanville in the southern coal fields. This temporary housing site, to be known as the Winchester Estates Mobile Home Park, will be the final one.
October 20, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center at Moundsville, Marshall County, will close Saturday evening, October 23. Located at the Delf-Norona Museum, 801 Jefferson Ave., the Moundsville Center began serving people affected by Hurricane Ivan flooding on September 29. Through Monday of this week, it had served 312 homeowners, tenants and businesspeople.
October 19, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Curbside debris in the West Virginia portion of the Hurricane Ivan flooding disaster totals 8,064 tons and has been better than 90 percent removed, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Removal of an additional smaller amount of demolition and woody debris is about 75 percent complete.

Pages

Back to Top