West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-4059)
Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 5, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 17, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- If you are one of the many West Virginians with a cat, dog, other pet or service animal, now is a good time to start planning for what to do with your furry or feathered friend in the event of a future disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines. Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:
May 11, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Even though there are no longer any state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers open in West Virginia, the FEMA Help Line is still in business. Counties whose residents might be eligible for assistance are Lincoln, Logan, Harrison, Marion, Mingo, Preston, Taylor and Wayne.
May 9, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding those affected by the recent storms and floods they have only a short time left to register for possible assistance. For residents in Lincoln, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor and Wayne counties affected by the storms and flooding of February 29 through March 5, the deadline is May 15. For those in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties who sustained damage in the floods of March 15 through March 31, the deadline is May 21. Help is available for homeowners, renters and businesses of any size.
May 8, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia residents facing the loss of homes, businesses or cherished possessions in the wake of the recent storms and floods could find themselves struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the disasters.
May 4, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center in Logan County, operating from the Verdunville Volunteer Fire Department at 2270 Mud Fork Road in Logan, will close Friday, May 11, at noon, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
May 3, 2012
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginians who receive disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the recent tornadoes and flooding will not pay additional income taxes, see any reduction in their Social Security checks or any other federal benefits.