West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-1881)

Incident period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 2, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 14, 2010
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.V. -- The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced three additional localities are designated eligible for disaster aid for the December 18–20, 2010, severe winter storm and snowstorm.  The added counties are Jefferson, Mercer and Randolph.
June 9, 2010
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced today that FEMA has obligated $1,397,000 in Public Assistance (PA) funds to West Virginia to reimburse the State and local governments for costs and damage associated with the December 18-20 snowstorm. Additional funds will be obligated as FEMA continues to process Project Worksheets.
March 2, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for West Virginia. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.) How to Apply for Assistance:
March 2, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of December 18-20, 2009.
Main Content

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • West Virginia, FEMA-1881-DR (PDF 20KB)
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