CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On February 1, President Bush declared six West Virginia counties eligible for federal disaster relief for public properties damaged in January floods. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said to date, $6.1 million in federal grant funds have been obligated for Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel counties. FEMA’s Public Assistance program reimburses eligible local governments, county and state agencies and some private, non-profit organizations.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Following the January 2005 floods, many West Virginians are asking government officials and insurance representatives about flood insurance availability and coverage. Misconceptions are common say officials from the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services (WVOES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Many residents, and even insurance representatives, still believe that only those individuals living in a floodplain can purchase flood insurance coverage," said WVOES Director Stephen S. Kappa.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Just one week after President Bush declared six West Virginia Counties eligible for assistance to repair infrastructure and public facilities, FEMA has approved funding for the first repair project. The FEMA program, called Public Assistance, helps reimburse state and local governments and certain private, non-profit organizations for damages caused by disasters. The assistance is for January floods and mudslides that caused major infrastructure damage in Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel counties.
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.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
- West Virgina Office of the Governor
- West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management