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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.
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 12, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.V. -- Mitigation and Individual Assistance experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Logan County to provide guidance and information on the disaster assistance application process, housing assistance, flood cleanup, flood insurance, repair and rebuilding to Logan County residents recovering from the recent storms. FEMA representatives will be in Logan County from April 16 through 28 at: WALMARTRoute 73Logan, WV 25601Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday; unavailable on Sundays
April 11, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The most common disaster that the Federal Emergency Management Agency deals with involves flooding. The topography of West Virginia makes it especially vulnerable to floods, as many residents bluntly learned, or relearned, over the last several weeks. Insurance companies seldom offer coverage for flood damage. FEMA does.
April 10, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia’s public entities are facing daunting ? and often expensive ? challenges in the wake of the recent tornadoes and flooding. Administered by the state of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Public Assistance Program supports and coordinates help to neighborhoods, municipalities, counties, states and certain private nonprofit agencies to recover from their losses. The program is separate from the Individual and Households Program that provides assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.
April 9, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some people who have sustained damage from the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding and have registered for state and federal assistance received an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Although no one is required to accept an SBA loan, filling out the SBA application is a necessary step to being considered for certain forms of disaster assistance, officials said Friday.
April 7, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the recent storms and flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said today. FEMA's Individual and Households Program offers housing assistance to renters that includes funds to rent alternative housing for a limited period of time while repairs are made to their dwelling.
April 6, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Fairmont (Marion County), Dunlow and Wayne (both in Wayne County) will close permanently at noon on Friday, April 13, officials said Saturday. Two other centers, one in Logan County and one in Lincoln County, will remain open until further notice.     
April 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials said today. But the deadlines for applying for the benefits are coming up. 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 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Free legal assistance is available to survivors of this spring’s tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in federally designated West Virginia counties – Lincoln, Logan, Marion and Wayne. The services are being supplied through a partnership among the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Legal Aid of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA officials said Friday.

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