West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1893)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 3, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Signs of the disaster recovery are evident as West Virginians in six counties repair and rebuild homes and restore infrastructure in communities that suffered damage as a result of the March severe storms and flooding. Officials from the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been working in close partnership to help affected residents and local governments recover from the damage. Among the positive signs:
April 30, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- State and federal disaster assistance payments are bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages in the March severe storms and flooding. However, those payments come with some words of advice from State of West Virginia and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials: Use disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.
April 29, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers operating in Mercer and Raleigh counties will close next Wednesday, but assistance will still be available. The centers, operated by the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have been providing information and registration assistance to residents affected by the March severe storms and flooding. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have been assisting with disaster loan applications.
April 27, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today disaster assistance is expanding to Greenbrier County to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by the March severe storms and flooding. "We have been working with state and local officials on damage assessments and, after further review, Greenbrier County is now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance," Federal Coordinating Officer Terry L. Quarles said.
April 23, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Repairing or rebuilding a flood-damaged home? Working on ways to make your home more disaster-resistant? Have questions about flood insurance? Free Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) information will be offered in the Lowe’s home improvement store in Princeton. Studies show that every dollar spent on mitigation results in four dollars in future benefits and savings in disaster resistance.
April 22, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- When a disaster happens, local and state officials focus on addressing the immediate needs of survivors and community safety issues. A presidential disaster declaration brings in federal programs to supplement these efforts. As the recovery progresses for individuals, communities need to clear debris from roads, pay for emergency services, and repair and restore damaged infrastructure – roads and bridges, public water facilities, schools, parks, buildings and damaged equipment.
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 9, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010