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

Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 5, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 18, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials have announced that residents of three more  counties in the state are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help affected individuals, families and businesses recover from losses sustained in the recent tornadoes and flooding. Help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now available in Harrison, Preston and Taylor counties.Disaster survivors in these counties who suffered losses may apply for temporary housing assistance and housing repair, among several other benefits.
April 18, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The State and federal Disaster Recovery Center in Griffithsville (Lincoln County) will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, officials said.  The hours of operation at this center will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. The center in Logan County, at the Verdunville Volunteer Fire Dept., Rte. 5, 2270 Mud Fork Road, will remain open until further notice. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.     
April 17, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Self-employed residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent tornadoes and flooding have only a few days left to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program benefits. For the presidentially declared disaster of March 16, the deadline is April 23. For the disaster declared on March 22, the deadline is April 25.
April 16, 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 and Wayne counties the deadline is May 15. For those in Logan County the deadline is May 21. Assistance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses of any size.
April 13, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Homeowners and renters in the FEMA Individual Assistance declared counties of Lincoln, Logan, Marion and Wayne who suffered flooding in their basements as a result of the recent flooding are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency since they might get help for any uninsured damage. FEMA grants cover basic needs, officials said, and among those are ensuring a home is safe, secure and functional. The damage must be a direct result of a presidentially declared disaster.
April 13, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginian taxpayers living in counties that were designated as major-disaster areas might qualify for a postponement in filing their federal tax returns and paying what they owe. This relief would apply to residents of Lincoln, Logan, Wayne and Marion counties. Under Internal Revenue Service rules, these taxpayers whose returns and payments are due April 17 can postpone the filings until May 31. Businesses who must file by March 15 or on any date before May 31 can also postpone filing until May 31.

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