West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1893)

Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 9, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 25, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- More than $5 million has been approved in federal disaster grants and loans to West Virginia homeowners, renters and business owners since President Obama declared a major disaster because of damage from the March severe storms and flooding. Officials from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been working in close partnership to help affected residents and local governments recover from the damage.
May 20, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- May 28 is the deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance or to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan. Homeowners, renters and business owners in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties who suffered losses as a result of the March storms and flooding have one week left to apply for disaster help.
May 13, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties who suffered losses as a result of the March storms and flooding have two weeks left to apply for disaster help. May 28 is the deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance or to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan.
May 11, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- After a major disaster, state and local governments look for ways to protect lives and property in case another event occurs. This is called “hazard mitigation.” President Obama’s disaster declaration for the March severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides that affected six counties in West Virginia includes a provision making funding available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, often called by its initials HMGP.
May 6, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Families in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer and Raleigh counties whose homes were damaged as a result of the March flooding disaster can apply to the Southern West Virginia Long Term Recovery Committee for help with unmet needs. The committee, which is a coalition of member agencies from the faith community, nonprofit agencies, government programs, businesses and individual donors, has established a telephone line: 304-442-8591. The number is staffed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. At other times, callers can leave a message.
May 5, 2010
News Release
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. No one knows this better than West Virginians who are now struggling to recover from the March severe storms and flooding. For those who did not have flood insurance, recovery may be more challenging. According to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, some people do not buy flood insurance because they have misinformation about how the insurance works. Here are some common myths and facts about the National Flood Insurance Program.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • West Virginia, FEMA-1893-DR (PDF 22KB)
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