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Major Disaster Declared in West Virginia

Posted by feww on July 27, 2013

West Virginia Declared Major Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia  in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding on June 13, 2013.

Most of the damage caused by severe storms and flooding occurred in the counties of Mason and Roane.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Minnesota Declared Major Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-26, 2013. 

Areas worst affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding were  the counties of Benton, Big Stone, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, McLeod, Morrison, Pope, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilkin.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Royal Gorge Fire Zone Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared the Royal Gorge fire zone a major disaster area following a request by the state’s congressional delegation to declare Colorado a federal disaster area.

The blaze consumed more than 3,200 acres and destroyed 48 of the 52 structures at the historic Royal Gorge Park, a major economic driver in Fremont County, said a report.

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Canada: Mississauga City asks Ontario for disaster relief

An “epic summer storm” flooded thousands of basements, cut power large parts of the city and brought transportation to a halt on July 8, said a report.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before ever in my community,” said a city Councillor of the flooding, which forced the evacuation of numerous residents, including nearly a thousand families who lost their homes.

You Could Be Next!

Ken Hills now homeless
Ken Hills, 60, stands in front of the tent that had served as his home after the July 8 deluge. The tent blew away during a thunderstorm last week. Credit: ALEX NINO GHECIU / TORONTO STAR

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