But FEMA's Helpline Will Still Lend a Hand

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Release date: 
July 8, 2008
Release Number: 
1769-017

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Glenville and Shinnston, serving the recovery needs of people who sustained uninsured disaster-related losses in the early June storms that struck north-central West Virginia, will close on Thursday, July 17, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced.

"While that will mark the end of services provided at the centers, people who have applied for assistance should realize that they can still get answers to their disaster-related questions by calling FEMA's toll-free line, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing- and speech-impaired," said  FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Ed Smith. "Call, and we'll be there," he added. The Helpline operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The two centers will operate from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. through July 17 except for Sunday at the sites below:

Big Elm Elementary School
U.S. Route 19 (1 mile N. of Shinnston)
Shinnston, WV 26431

Gilmer County High School
300 Pine Street
Glenville, WV 26351

Until the close of business at the centers on July 17, people from any of the counties designated as disaster areas may still seek help at any Disaster Recovery Center. The counties are: Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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