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

April 12, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.V. -- Mitigation and Individual Assistance experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Logan County to provide guidance and information on the disaster assistance application process, housing assistance, flood cleanup, flood insurance, repair and rebuilding to Logan County residents recovering from the recent storms. FEMA representatives will be in Logan County from April 16 through 28 at: WALMARTRoute 73Logan, WV 25601Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday; unavailable on Sundays
April 11, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The most common disaster that the Federal Emergency Management Agency deals with involves flooding. The topography of West Virginia makes it especially vulnerable to floods, as many residents bluntly learned, or relearned, over the last several weeks. Insurance companies seldom offer coverage for flood damage. FEMA does.
April 10, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia’s public entities are facing daunting ? and often expensive ? challenges in the wake of the recent tornadoes and flooding. Administered by the state of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Public Assistance Program supports and coordinates help to neighborhoods, municipalities, counties, states and certain private nonprofit agencies to recover from their losses. The program is separate from the Individual and Households Program that provides assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.
April 9, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some people who have sustained damage from the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding and have registered for state and federal assistance received an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Although no one is required to accept an SBA loan, filling out the SBA application is a necessary step to being considered for certain forms of disaster assistance, officials said Friday.
April 7, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the recent storms and flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said today. FEMA's Individual and Households Program offers housing assistance to renters that includes funds to rent alternative housing for a limited period of time while repairs are made to their dwelling.
April 6, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Fairmont (Marion County), Dunlow and Wayne (both in Wayne County) will close permanently at noon on Friday, April 13, officials said Saturday. Two other centers, one in Logan County and one in Lincoln County, will remain open until further notice.     

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