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FEMA offers advice on repairing, rebuilding at local Lowe’s stores

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:26

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 Lowe’s Home Improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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“How can I help?” – some answers for West Virginians who want to make a difference for disaster recovery

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 07:49

Charleston, W.Va.– In the face of disaster, the people of West Virginia have come together with courage and compassion to ask “How can I help?”

The main needs now are cash donations and volunteers.

Although there has been an outpouring of financial support already to help flood survivors more is needed. Cash donations enable nonprofit organizations to purchase what disaster survivors need most. Buying the items from local businesses helps the economy recover. No gift is too small.

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 07:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginians who applied for disaster assistance after the severe storms, mudslides, landslides and flooding that occurred June 22-June 29, 2016, should be sure to read letters or other correspondence from FEMA carefully. Sometimes you may need to provide additional documents or information in order to be eligible for assistance or for a determination to be made.

Common examples of missing information are:

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Kanawha, Monroe Counties

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:04

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kanawha and Monroe counties are the locations for the latest Disaster Recovery Centers.  The centers, which opened July 8, provide survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides with useful information for recovery assistance.

The latest centers are:

Kanawha County                                          Monroe County                                                        

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Lincoln County DRC opens

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 14:03

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The latest Disaster Recovery Center opens in Lincoln County beginning July 8 to provide assistance to survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides.

The center is located at the Morrisville Fire Department Substation, 2508 Straight Fork Rd., Alkol, WV 25501.  It is the twelfth center to open in West Virginia.

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West Virginia storm survivors should ‘stay in touch’ with FEMA

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 13:59

CHARLESTON, W. Va.– West Virginia homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraged by recovery officials to “stay in touch” with the agency after they have applied for assistance.

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FEMA Urges You to Spend Disaster Funds Wisely

FEMA Region III News 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Recovery Center Opens in Webster County

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 17:21

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Webster County to provide recovery assistance to survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides.

The latest center to open is located in the City Council Room of the Webster Springs Municipal Building, 143 McGraw Ave., Webster Springs, WV 26288.

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What West Virginians Should Expect After FEMA Registration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 19:14

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — After disaster survivors have registered for federal disaster assistance, FEMA will ask them to provide information on disaster damage, proof of identity and residence, insurance and other documentation, to determine eligibility.

A FEMA contracted housing inspector may contact you to make an appointment to view disaster damage. It is important to provide good contact information at the time of registration.

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Roane County Gets Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 17:50

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

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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 includ