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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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 High School
1 Panther Dr.
Clay, WV 25043
Nicholas County High School
30 Grizzley Ln.
Summersville, WV 26651Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
AUSTIN, Texas – The Hood County disaster recovery center in Granbury will close at 2 p.m. on July 9.
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.Language English
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
Lowe’s, 16510 SW Freeway
Sugarland, TX 77479
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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.Language English
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, WVLanguage English
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:Language English
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.
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.Language English