BEAVER, W. Va. -- The Wyoming County Commission will receive nearly $300,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) to cover the full cost of debris removal after the June 12-29 storms and flooding.
"This reimbursement funding is tremendously important to our county budget," said Dean Meadows, director of the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services. "Small counties can’t set aside enough money to pay for widespread destructive events, so this quick turnaround by FEMA and the state will help to keep us solvent."
The FEMA Public Assistance Program, designed to help state and local agencies and certain nonprofit agencies recoup the eligible cost of dealing with a disaster, has obligated $221,000 and the state will provide $74,000.
State agencies, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties with storm costs may request reimbursement of eligible costs from FEMA for emergency response, debris removal and repair or replacement of storm-damaged public facilities.
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.