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 11, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that a temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Rhodell in Raleigh County on Monday, June 15. The DRC location is: Rhodell City Hall7231 Coal City RoadRhodell, W. Va.
June 10, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The goal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster housing program is to provide financial assistance to help disaster survivors address their needs for temporary housing and home repairs. There are two primary federal programs that offer disaster assistance, including housing assistance.
June 10, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Mold is a common problem in flooded homes. Officials from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge flood survivors to examine flood-damaged property thoroughly for evidence of mold.
June 9, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced a change in Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operations. The McDowell County DRC in Iaeger will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. The location is: McDowell County Commission on Aging building West Virginia Ave., State Route 80 (across from Iaeger First United Methodist Church) Iaeger, W.Va Individuals who have questions can visit any of the DRCs listed below.
June 8, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia homeowners who use private wells as their only source of household water should be alert to possible contamination caused by recent flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide disaster aid to repair and/or decontaminate damaged wells in the declared counties of McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming. State and federal officials urge residents to have their water system inspected and tested if any of the following conditions exist:
June 8, 2009
News Release
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Disaster officials with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge people who lost their jobs because of the May severe storms and flooding to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA covers workers and self-employed individuals who:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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