West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-4061)
Incident period: March 15, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 22, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 17, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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.