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 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.
July 3, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Like moths to a candle, disasters seem to attract slippery predators skilled at preying on the pain and misfortune of others. That is a warning by officials of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) to residents affected by the storms, tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather of June 3-7.
June 27, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. --? On the road to recovery from disasters like the early June storms that caused damage in north central West Virginia, property inspection is a vital step that can be properly executed only if storm victims keep their appointment with inspectors, officials of the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) stress.
June 27, 2008
News Release
BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are scheduled to visit Tyler and Taylor counties for the week beginning Monday, June 30, emergency management officials announced. The centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 5, except for July 4 when hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 19, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of West Virginia to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides, and landslides during the period of June 3-7, 2008.
June 19, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for West Virginia. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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