West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, And Landslides (DR-4061)

Incident period: March 15, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 22, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 17, 2012
News Release
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 15, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding those affected by the recent floods in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties they have until May 21 to register for possible assistance. Help might be available for homeowners, renters and businesses of any size. The loss or damages must be a direct result of the flash floods of March 15 through March 31.
May 11, 2012
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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 7, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $6.8 million in federal funds have been approved for residents and businesses in West Virginia recovering from the recent storms and flooding.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $4.48 million in grants to individuals and households in need of assistance. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and businesses for more than $2.37 million.

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