West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1918)
Incident period: June 12, 2010 to June 29, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 24, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 14, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Officials working on the June storm recovery in West Virginia are urging residents with storm-related losses to pass information along to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as their insurance claims get settled or if their contact information changes.
July 13, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- If you received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying that you are ineligible for disaster assistance, don’t give up. “Many applicants can take steps to become eligible for assistance,” said Don Keldsen, Federal Coordinating Officer with FEMA in West Virginia. “The letter could mean that FEMA has not been given enough information.” For example, an applicant might need to:
July 10, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. – On Friday, July 2, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill authorizing the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through September 2010. This program offers low cost insurance to homeowners, renters and business owners to cover their structures and personal property against flood losses. Floodplain managers and disaster recovery officials in West Virginia are urging all owners and renters to consider flood insurance. Most insurance agents can write flood insurance policies.
July 9, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. – Lewis County residents affected by June 2010 severe storms are eligible for Individual Assistance programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lewis County was added July 8 to the list of counties in West Virginia receiving recovery help.
July 9, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- If you live or work in Logan, McDowell, Mingo or Wyoming County and lost income because of the June 12 - 29 severe storms and flooding, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Recovery officials point out that this is not regular unemployment compensation, but a program to help people who lost their jobs or cannot work because of the flooding disaster.
July 7, 2010
BEAVER, W. Va. -- Rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer safe cleanup and rebuilding advice in Wyoming, McDowell and Logan counties this week. The specialists provide advice and printed information to residents affected by the June flooding and anyone who wants to strengthen their property against future storm damage. Information tables will be at the following locations starting Wednesday, July 7 until further notice: