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

June 30, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center and Business Outreach Centers, will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the July 4 holiday.  The center locations are listed below. Disaster Recovery Center and SBA Business Recovery Center: Mingo County Larry Joe Harless Community Center 202 Larry Joe Harless Dr. Gilbert, W.Va. Normal Hours; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers:
June 29, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Flooding disasters don't just affect people - they also affect pets, and pets depend on people for their safety. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advise that the best protection for your pet is to plan ahead. Plan for how you will evacuate your pet:
June 27, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Monday, June 29 if you live or work in Raleigh or McDowell Counties and lost income because of the early May storms. The reminder to apply before the deadline comes from disaster officials with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
June 27, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When kids see news about a storm or flood or other kind of disaster it can make them feel helpless, experts say. Or they may hear their friends or relatives talking about what happened to them during a storm or flood; the kids' eyes widen and their ears perk up. They wonder if they could be hurt in a disaster. 
June 26, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $11.1 million in disaster relief is approved for West Virginia, with another $2.5 million in low interest loans approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The announcement was made today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  
June 24, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Gilbert will be closed on Saturdays beginning June 27. The Business Recovery Center, operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will observe the same days and hours of operation as the DRC. The centers will also be closed on July 3rd in recognition of the 4th of July holiday. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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