West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1696)

Incident period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 1, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 13, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W. Va. -- Quickly administering aid to 18 affected West Virginia counties, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $7 million in Public Assistance (PA) funding. These funds will help repair and replace public infrastructure damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of April 14-18, 2007.
May 25, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W. Va. -- Delivering aid quickly to affected West Virginia communities, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $5 million in Public Assistance (PA) funding. These funds will help repair and replace public infrastructure in 18 West Virginia counties damaged during mid-April storms, mudslides and flooding.
May 23, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W. Va. -- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Following this adage, West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working together on actions to reduce future flood damages. This effort is part of FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) which provides federal grants to states, local governments and Indian tribes for long-term hazard mitigation projects after a major disaster declaration.
May 17, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W. Va. -- State and federal officials have completed meetings with local and state officials about the types of federal aid available to help recover from flooding following the mid-April storms. Public Assistance (PA) - federal aid to replace or repair disaster-damaged public property - is available in 18 West Virginia counties.
May 14, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- Within two weeks of the disaster declaration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated more than $1.5 million in federal funding to help West Virginia repair and replace public facilities damaged during mid-April flooding, landslides and mudslides. President Bush declared a major disaster in seven West Virginia counties on May 1, and 11 additional counties were made eligible for assistance on May 12.
May 10, 2007
News Release
CROSS LANES, W. Va. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced today that 11 additional counties affected by the mid-April storms that caused severe flooding, landslides, and mudslides are now eligible for disaster Public Assistance.

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