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

April 26, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the March 15-31 storms and flooding in Lincoln and Mingo counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance program benefits. The deadline for filing a claim is May 23. “The DUA program extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster,” Jimmy Gianato, West Virginia state coordinating officer, said. “It is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for state unemployment benefits.”
April 24, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON W.Va. -- Mingo County residents who suffered losses from recent flooding will be able to learn more about disaster assistance programs at a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Dingess Elementary School, 101 Schoolhouse Road in Dingess. Mingo County was added to the federal major-disaster declaration for Individual and Households Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 20.
April 20, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and FEMA officials moved Friday to limit any confusion that might arise about the recent re-designation of Lincoln County as eligible for the FEMA Individual and Households Assistance Program.
April 20, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and federal officials have announced that residents of two more  counties in the state are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help affected individuals, families and businesses recover from losses sustained in the March 15-31 flooding. Help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now available in Lincoln and Mingo counties. Disaster survivors in these counties who suffered losses during the flooding may apply for temporary housing assistance and housing repair, among several other benefits.
April 19, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Sometimes it takes a disaster to again illuminate how deeply ingrained charity is in the American character. The recent tornadoes, severe storms and subsequent flooding will leave many West Virginians with unmet needs, despite the best efforts of the county, state and federal governments.
April 18, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The State and federal Disaster Recovery Center in Griffithsville (Lincoln County) will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, officials said.  The hours of operation at this center will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. The center in Logan County, at the Verdunville Volunteer Fire Dept., Rte. 5, 2270 Mud Fork Road, will remain open until further notice. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.     


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