Charleston, WV -- A total of $143.1 million has been made available to date for disaster assistance as a result of property losses in 24 counties after a series of floods and mudslides in West Virginia during the spring and summer. President Bush granted Gov. Bob Wise's request for a federal disaster declaration on June 3.
Charleston, WV -- Flood victims who received travel trailers from FEMA as temporary housing, while making repairs on their flood-damaged homes, are urged to complete these repairs quickly or consider alternatives before winter arrives. "We urge people to be responsible," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer. "The purpose of travel trailers is to provide short-term housing for flood victims. These units are not intended to be used for an extended period of time through the winter months."
Charleston, WV -- Residents of West Virginia who suffered damage from the severe storms, and flooding have only one week remaining to register for state and federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Wednesday October 10, 2001. State and Federal officials urge those who have not yet registered to do so as soon as possible by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 800-462-9029 (TTY 800-462-7585). Disaster assistance specialists are available to take calls between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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