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FEMA Urges You to Spend Disaster Funds Wisely

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than $23.5 million in federal assistance has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help West Virginians recover from the devastating severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides that struck the state during the incident period of June 22-29, 2016.  While assistance is tax-free and grants don’t have to be repaid, FEMA urges you to use the funds quickly, wisely and only for disaster-related expenses.

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SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans Critical to West Virginia Recovery

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 19:01

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are urging disaster relief applicants to complete and return the loan application forms from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Completing the loan application is a critical part of the disaster assistance process. It can keep the door open to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants, from FEMA.

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SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans Critical to West Virginia Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 19:01

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are urging disaster relief applicants to complete and return the loan application forms from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Completing the loan application is a critical part of the disaster assistance process. It can keep the door open to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants, from FEMA.

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Businesses, Nonprofits Can Seek Low-interest Disaster Loans to Aid Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:17

AUSTIN, Texas – Businesses and nonprofit organizations that sustained damage or losses from the May-June storms and floods can apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help with their recovery.

“SBA disaster loans are the major source of federal disaster recovery aid,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “The interest rates are low—as low as 4 percent for businesses and 2.625 percent for nonprofits for the life of the loan.”

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FEMA Offers Free Repair, Rebuild Information Sessions at Local Stores

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:20

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, floods, landslides and mudslides, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FEMA Offers Free Repair, Rebuild Information Sessions at Local Stores

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:20

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, floods, landslides and mudslides, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Fayette, Pocahontas Counties

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:59

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- – Pocahontas County and Fayette County survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides now have close-by resource centers for recovery assistance with the July 7 opening of Disaster Recovery Centers in their counties.

The latest centers are:

Fayette County

Midland Trail High School

26719 Midland Trail

Hico, WV  25854

 

Pocahontas County

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Fayette, Pocahontas Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:59

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- – Pocahontas County and Fayette County survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides now have close-by resource centers for recovery assistance with the July 7 opening of Disaster Recovery Centers in their counties.

The latest centers are:

Fayette County

Midland Trail High School

26719 Midland Trail

Hico, WV  25854

 

Pocahontas County

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West Virginia renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:34

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– West Virginia renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).

“The catastrophic weather that affected West Virginia did not discriminate between homeowners and renters and neither do we,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis, who leads FEMA’s mission in the Mountain State.

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West Virginia renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:34

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– West Virginia renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).

“The catastrophic weather that affected West Virginia did not discriminate between homeowners and renters and neither do we,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis, who leads FEMA’s mission in the Mountain State.

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Applying for Federal Assistance for the May Storms is a Two-Step Process

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 15:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Applying for federal disaster assistance for the May storms is a two-step process. Taking those two steps ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans.

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More Texans Eligible for Disaster Aid, More Time to Apply

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:09

AUSTIN, Texas – More Texans are eligible for federal disaster assistance for the April storms and many more have additional time to register with FEMA for aid.

FEMA extended the period during which those affected by the storms may be eligible for disaster assistance. To be eligible for FEMA help, damage must have occurred April 17-30.

At the request of the state, residents of Anderson, Cherokee, Smith and Wood counties are now eligible for disaster assistance and are encouraged to register with FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Clay and Nicholas Counties

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:44

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Two additional Disaster Recovery Centers in West Virginia have opened in Clay and Nicholas counties to provide recovery assistance to survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides.

The latest centers are:

Clay County

Clay County High School

1 Panther Dr.

Clay, WV 25043

 

Nicholas County

Nicholas County High School

30 Grizzley Ln.

Summersville, WV 26651

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Clay and Nicholas Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:44

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Two additional Disaster Recovery Centers in West Virginia have opened in Clay and Nicholas counties to provide recovery assistance to survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides.

The latest centers are:

Clay County

Clay County High School

1 Panther Dr.

Clay, WV 25043

 

Nicholas County

Nicholas County High School

30 Grizzley Ln.

Summersville, WV 26651

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Respuesta y recuperación para Virginia Occidental: por encima de las inundaciones

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:20

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Mientras que el cielo se despeja y las aguas de la inundación retroceden, los socorristas, voluntarios y equipos dedicados a ayudar a los residentes de Virginia Occidental devastados por las inundaciones han llegado para hacer la diferencia. Las Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres de Virginia Occidental (WV VOAD, por sus siglas en inglés) han estado trabajando con los gerentes y funcionarios oficiales de emergencia locales y estatales para coordinar los recursos a través de las redes de las agencias de socorro por desastre.

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Respuesta y recuperación para Virginia Occidental: por encima de las inundaciones

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:20

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Mientras que el cielo se despeja y las aguas de la inundación retroceden, los socorristas, voluntarios y equipos dedicados a ayudar a los residentes de Virginia Occidental devastados por las inundaciones han llegado para hacer la diferencia. Las Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres de Virginia Occidental (WV VOAD, por sus siglas en inglés) han estado trabajando con los gerentes y funcionarios oficiales de emergencia locales y estatales para coordinar los recursos a través de las redes de las agencias de socorro por desastre.

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working Across State

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:43

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Twelve teams of disaster survivor assistance (DSA) specialists are now working in affected areas across West Virginia, helping survivors of the devastating floods, mudslides and landslides that began June 22.

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working Across State

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:43

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Twelve teams of disaster survivor assistance (DSA) specialists are now working in affected areas across West Virginia, helping survivors of the devastating floods, mudslides and landslides that began June 22.

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Hood County Disaster Recovery Center in Granbury to Close July 9

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:46

AUSTIN, Texas – The Hood County disaster recovery center in Granbury will close at 2 p.m. on July 9.

Location:
Hood County Emergency Operations Center
401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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FEMA offers Advice on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Fort Bend Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit three home improvement stores in Fort Bend and Harris counties to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Locations and time follow:

Fort Bend County

Location:
Lowe’s, 16510 SW Freeway
Sugarland, TX 77479                      

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