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 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Free legal assistance is available to survivors of this spring’s tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in federally designated West Virginia counties – Lincoln, Logan, Marion and Wayne. The services are being supplied through a partnership among the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Legal Aid of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA officials said Friday.
April 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials said today. But the deadlines for applying for the benefits are coming up. For the presidentially declared disaster of March 16, the deadline is April 23. For the disaster declared on March 22, the deadline is April 25.
April 4, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When tornadoes, severe storms and flooding struck in parts of West Virginia in late February and early March, residents in disaster-declared counties became eligible for federal assistance. Yet some people who suffered losses and damage in the wake of the disasters have failed to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
April 4, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The five state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers open in West Virginia to assist individuals, households and businesses that suffered damage from the recent storms will be closed Sundays beginning April 8. The regular hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at: Lincoln County Duval Fire Company 5237 Straightfork Road Griffithsville, WV
April 3, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- For people who suffered damages as a result of the recent tornadoes, severe weather and flooding, the first step in seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to register, according to FEMA officials. This applies only to survivors living in the federally designated counties – Marion, Logan, Lincoln and Wayne.
April 2, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms are warned to be alert for and report any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said today. The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and con artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being scammed. Be suspicious if a contractor:

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