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 15, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians may be eligible for a grant to help pay for repairs to property damaged by recent floods. Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), if a flood insurance policy was in effect for 30 days before the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides that began in May, policy holders may qualify for Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) funds.
June 15, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia residents in Calhoun, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties have just one month left to register for federal disaster assistance. The registration deadline is July 14, 2009. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property should also be submitted by the deadline.
June 13, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Officials from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that disaster survivors in Calhoun 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.
June 12, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. No one knows better than the thousands of West Virginians now struggling to recover from the devastating floods that began in early May. For disaster survivors who did not have flood insurance, recovery may be more challenging.
June 12, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Disaster aid to West Virginia tops $9 million, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Disaster assistance snapshot at close of business, June 11, 2009:
June 11, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Heavy rains and flooding can occur anytime. State and federal disaster recovery officials say that everyone lives in a "flood plain" when heavy rains fall and the waters rise way above normal levels. Officials recommend that West Virginians begin preparing now for when the next floods come. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there are some simple actions you can take to lower your chances of flood property losses and to make sure your family is safe. Creating and Keeping Records Safe:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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