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April 30, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON W.Va. -- Mingo County residents who suffered losses from recent flooding will be able to learn more about disaster assistance programs at a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the Dingess Elementary School, 101 Schoolhouse Road in Dingess. Mingo County was added to the federal major-disaster declaration for Individual and Households Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 20. A previously scheduled meeting at the location was postponed because of severe weather conditions that arose on April 26.
April 27, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Sometimes it’s unwise to challenge Mother Nature. As West Virginians know all too well, in many areas of the state flash floods are frequent visitors, and an increasing number of homeowners have decided to seek higher ground. One family in Stollings saw its two-story house inundated time and again by the nearby Guyandotte River. Flood insurance paid for most of the repeated repairs and cleanups, but no policy can make up for the stress of being repeatedly flooded. And as the disasters continue, a vulnerable house inevitably becomes worth less and less.
April 26, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the March 15-31 storms and flooding in Lincoln and Mingo counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance program benefits. The deadline for filing a claim is May 23. “The DUA program extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster,” Jimmy Gianato, West Virginia state coordinating officer, said. “It is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for state unemployment benefits.”
April 24, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON W.Va. -- Mingo County residents who suffered losses from recent flooding will be able to learn more about disaster assistance programs at a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Dingess Elementary School, 101 Schoolhouse Road in Dingess. Mingo County was added to the federal major-disaster declaration for Individual and Households Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 20.
April 20, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and FEMA officials moved Friday to limit any confusion that might arise about the recent re-designation of Lincoln County as eligible for the FEMA Individual and Households Assistance Program.
April 20, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and federal officials have announced that residents of two 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 March 15-31 flooding. Help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now available in Lincoln and Mingo counties. Disaster survivors in these counties who suffered losses during the flooding may apply for temporary housing assistance and housing repair, among several other benefits.
April 19, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Sometimes it takes a disaster to again illuminate how deeply ingrained charity is in the American character. The recent tornadoes, severe storms and subsequent flooding will leave many West Virginians with unmet needs, despite the best efforts of the county, state and federal governments.
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.

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