Southeast West Virginia River, Bridge and Property Damage (DR 1893)
Flood, Landslide, Severe Storm - West Virginia
The West Virginia winter of 2009-2010 was one of the wettest and snowiest in recent years. NOAA, in their Spring Flood Outlook, had been warning of the likelihood of spring flooding in this area. On the night of March 12-13, 2010 over 4 inches of rain fell in approximately 6 hours on the already saturated soil and caused major flash flooding across portions of southeast West Virginia. The flooding caused significant damage to roads and bridges along with hundreds of homes home and property damage. On March 29, 2010 the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of West Virginia. The president's action made federal funding available to individuals affected by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides beginning on March 12, 2010 in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer, and Raleigh Counties. Upon notification by FEMA, WSP USA Inspection Services immediately deployed a team of READI inspectors and management to the affected area. WSP USA Inspection Services READI inspectors completed 1686 inspections in DR 1893 WV resulting in FEMA distributing over $3.6 million in Housing Assistance from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing and home repairs. And $272,948 in Other Needs Assistance helped applicants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.