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

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Incident period: May 03, 2009 to June 08, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 15, 2009


August 11, 2009 - News Release

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians have suffered a major flood disaster every year for the last three years. When the next disaster is declared will you be able to answer yes if asked whether you have flood insurance?

July 27, 2009 - News Release

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The heavy storms, flooding and mudslides of early May caused a great deal of destruction in West Virginia. Many homes and businesses were damaged, and some individuals were unable to work. But the losses that are most difficult to measure are the ones that destroy a person's peace of mind.

July 22, 2009 - News Release

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Many West Virginia residents are indifferent to the need to purchase flood insurance because their home or rental property has never flooded. If this is your experience and you live in a low- to moderate-risk area, signing up for an inexpensive Preferred Risk Policy under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is the thing to do now.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 2,875 $13,905,805.19 $13,048,600.38 $857,204.81
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $21,409,371.72 $7,864,079.89 $14,067,288.92
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

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