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Disaster Assistance Tops $10.4 Million for West Virginia Survivors

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:46

CHARLESTON, WV – One week after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia, more than $10.4 million has been approved for homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22, 2016.  

That total includes more than $8.6 million in housing assistance and nearly $1.8 million in other needs assistance. More than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with FEMA to date.

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Disaster Assistance Tops $10.4 Million for West Virginia Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:46

CHARLESTON, WV – One week after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia, more than $10.4 million has been approved for homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22, 2016.  

That total includes more than $8.6 million in housing assistance and nearly $1.8 million in other needs assistance. More than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with FEMA to date.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Summers County

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 13:19

CHARLESTON, WV—A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Summers County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various state agencies are at the centers to answer questions. Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. All centers will be open July 4.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Summers County

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 13:19

CHARLESTON, WV—A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Summers County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various state agencies are at the centers to answer questions. Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. All centers will be open July 4.

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Two West Virginia Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, WV – At the request of the state of West Virginia, Jackson and Lincoln counties have now been added to the federal disaster declaration of June 25. They join the 10 counties already designated for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance-Category B (emergency protective measures): Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Two West Virginia Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, WV – At the request of the state of West Virginia, Jackson and Lincoln counties have now been added to the federal disaster declaration of June 25. They join the 10 counties already designated for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance-Category B (emergency protective measures): Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:16

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:16

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:09

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:09

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:56

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:56

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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Ten Safety Tips for this 4th of July

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:31

CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:

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FEMA Awards $1,071,593 Grant to Hubbard County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:52

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,071,593 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Hubbard County, Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp.  

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DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2016 Preaparedness Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:31

WASHINGTON— As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced final allocations of $275 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:27

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The counties of Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, and Summers counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:27

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The counties of Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, and Summers counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

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FEMA Ensures Texans with Disabilities, Access Needs Can Register For Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:04

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who have a disability or access need and sustained damage or losses from the May storms and flooding may face challenges, but registering for federal aid shouldn’t be one of them.

“We reach out to the entire community,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “And FEMA works with our partners to make sure that everybody can get access to disaster assistance information, programs and registration.”

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West Virginia Response & Recovery: Rising Above the Flood

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:24

CHARLESTON, W.v. - As skies clear and the floodwaters recede, responders, volunteers and teams dedicated to assisting West Virginians devastated by flooding have been arriving and making a difference. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) have been working with state and local emergency managers and officials to coordinate resources through its network of disaster relief agencies.

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West Virginia Response & Recovery: Rising Above the Flood

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:24

CHARLESTON, W.v. - As skies clear and the floodwaters recede, responders, volunteers and teams dedicated to assisting West Virginians devastated by flooding have been arriving and making a difference. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) have been working with state and local emergency managers and officials to coordinate resources through its network of disaster relief agencies.

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