BEAVER, W. Va. -- A new Logan County Disaster Recovery Center will open on Thursday, July 1 at Logan High School to assist West Virginians who suffered damages and loss as a result of the severe storms and flooding beginning on June 12. President Obama’s major disaster declaration authorized FEMA’s Individual Assistance program in four counties: Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming.
The center, operated by the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is at the following location:
Logan High School
1 Wildcat Way
Logan, WV 25601
Opening day hours are 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 1. After that, the center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day of the week, until further notice.
At a Disaster Recovery Center, disaster assistance specialists can help an individual register, check application status, answer questions, or review information needed to process their application. They can supply contacts for other state, federal and voluntary agency programs that may be able to help. Also, FEMA mitigation specialists offer information on how to rebuild safer and stronger after a flood.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives are at all Disaster Recovery Centers to answer any questions about the SBA’s low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations. They can assist with completing and submitting disaster loan applications.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for disaster-related medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.
Individuals can apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration number – 800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants with hearing or speech disabilities can call TTY 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.