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 18, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is obligating $406,494 for repairs to two sewerage systems in Ohio County, W.Va., that were heavily damaged by flooding during Hurricane Ivan. The repair work is getting underway and the federal funds will reimburse 75 percent of the costs of the two projects, estimated at $541,993. The state of West Virginia will provide the remaining funding. The repair reimbursements will go to:
October 18, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. -- Two mobile homes are being readied in Brooke County to house two families whose homes had major damage in last month’s Hurricane Ivan floods, the first of a number of temporary units being made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Temporary housing is provided when suitable rental housing is unavailable. To date, FEMA is processing 17 requests for mobile homes and 14 for travel trailers.
October 16, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Flood mitigation outreach stations the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been staffing at two Ohio Valley home improvement centers will be changing locations this Monday and next Monday. FEMA is at the home improvement centers in partnership with the state of West Virginia and the state of Ohio. The intent is to explain techniques that can lessen damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Brochures are available on the National Flood Insurance Program and flood-avoidance techniques such as retrofitting.
October 15, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. -- When properties in flood-prone areas are severely damaged in storms like Hurricane Ivan, flood insurance can provide funding for measures that may be required to make them safer next time.
October 15, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. -- West Virginians who were affected by Hurricane Ivan are making good use of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) that federal and state officials have set up to provide them with recovery information and services.
October 14, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – As the cleanup after Hurricane Ivan proceeds, insuring that flood-affected West Virginia residents have safe, sanitary housing continues to be the top priority of federal and state officials. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making an aggressive effort in the hardest-hit flood areas to locate people in need of temporary housing,” said Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer. “In some cases we are calling people several times over and working with them to insure that they are settled safely."

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