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West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-4059)

Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 05, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2012


May 17, 2012 - News Release

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- If you are one of the many West Virginians with a cat, dog, other pet or service animal, now is a good time to start planning for what to do with your furry or feathered friend in the event of a future disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines. Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:

May 11, 2012 - News Release

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Even though there are no longer any state and federal Disaster Recovery Centers open in West Virginia, the FEMA Help Line is still in business. Counties whose residents might be eligible for assistance are Lincoln, Logan, Harrison, Marion, Mingo, Preston, Taylor and Wayne.

May 9, 2012 - News Release

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding those affected by the recent storms and floods they have only a short time left to register for possible assistance. For residents in Lincoln, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor and Wayne counties affected by the storms and flooding of February 29 through March 5, the deadline is May 15. For those in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties who sustained damage in the floods of March 15 through March 31, the deadline is May 21. Help is available for homeowners, renters and businesses of any size.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-4059)]

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 663 $2,455,408.10 $2,267,219.55 $188,188.55
Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:07 (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 $8,245,711.09 $1,431,388.48 $6,768,818.61
Last Updated: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:41 (Updated daily)

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