West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1769)

Incident period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 10, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Local officials of 15 West Virginia counties, who may be interested in applying for federal-state assistance for damages to community infrastructure in the wake of the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and landslides June 3 - 7, are approaching deadlines to request Public Assistance (PA), Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials said today.
July 9, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- People who have applied for a federal disaster housing assistance grant to help cover costs from the June 3 - 7 storms that swept through West Virginia should not despair if the first response they receive is negative.
July 9, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- West Virginians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and landslides are facing many choices - and opportunities - regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. State and federal emergency management officials are hoping that some of those choices will include proven techniques that can help reduce or prevent future storm damage.
July 9, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Gov. Joe Manchin presented disaster recovery checks here today to the first three applicants who qualified for the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program is administered by the state of West Virginia. Receiving the checks at the FEMA-state Joint Field Office were: Kathleen M. Kennedy of Bridgeport, April L. High of Shinnston and Robert A. Trott of Shinnston.
July 8, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Glenville and Shinnston, serving the recovery needs of people who sustained uninsured disaster-related losses in the early June storms that struck north-central West Virginia, will close on Thursday, July 17, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced.
July 3, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- More than $1 million in disaster assistance has been approved for people in 11 West Virginia counties designated as disaster areas that were struck by severe early June storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. As disaster recovery work ended a second week, $1,084,122 has been approved to help people recover and rebuild their lives by paying for temporary housing, and other disaster-related needs. More than $977,000 of that has already been disbursed to storm victims.

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