West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1838)

Incident period: May 3, 2009 to June 8, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 15, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 9, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Survivors of the disaster caused by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides that devastated many in West Virginia in May, can apply for free legal services for disaster-related legal problems. Applicants should have limited income or be unable to obtain legal counsel on their own. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the toll-free Disaster Legal Services registration number to call for assistance. The number is 877-218-5993.
July 7, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- If you suffered losses because of the storms in early May and you have not registered for federal disaster funds, you have just one week left to apply. The deadline to register for assistance is Tuesday, July 14.
July 6, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $11.6 million in disaster relief is approved for West Virginia, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Another $3.1 million in low interest loans has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 2, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians who had losses resulting from the early May storms have only two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance or for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 14. Anyone who lives, works or owns a business in Calhoun, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh or Wyoming County is urged to register for help if they had disaster losses. These are the counties designated under the federal disaster declaration of May 15.
July 2, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Disaster survivors in Mercer County are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the effects of the severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides that began on May 3. Officials from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the announcement.
July 1, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If you received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application when you registered for disaster assistance, you should fill it out and return it. You were given the application because there is a chance you will be eligible for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • West Virginia, FEMA-1838-DR (PDF 51KB)
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