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West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1769)

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Incident period: June 03, 2008 to June 07, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2008


July 10, 2008 - News Release

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Local officials of 15 West Virginia counties, who may be interested in applying for federal-state assistance for damages to community infrastructure in the wake of the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and landslides June 3 - 7, are approaching deadlines to request Public Assistance (PA), Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials said today.

July 9, 2008 - News Release

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- West Virginians who are repairing or rebuilding after recent severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and landslides are facing many choices - and opportunities - regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. State and federal emergency management officials are hoping that some of those choices will include proven techniques that can help reduce or prevent future storm damage.

July 9, 2008 - News Release

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Gov. Joe Manchin presented disaster recovery checks here today to the first three applicants who qualified for the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program is administered by the state of West Virginia. Receiving the checks at the FEMA-state Joint Field Office were: Kathleen M. Kennedy of Bridgeport, April L. High of Shinnston and Robert A. Trott of Shinnston.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 589 $2,619,379.95 $2,404,215.89 $215,164.06
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

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*
Total Amount $3,985,862.62 $417,833.30 $3,523,766.57
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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