BEAVER, W. Va. - Deadlines to apply for several disaster recovery programs are closing in for the June 12-29 severe storms and flooding in West Virginia. State and federal officials working on June storm recovery offer this watch list:
- August 5 is the last day to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those who live or work in Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties and lost earnings due to the June storms and flooding.
- August 10 is the last day to file a “Proof of Loss” to support a flood insurance claim with the National Flood Insurance Program. Homeowners, renters and business owners who had flood insurance policies in force may send the form to their agent or insurance company.
- August 11 is the last day for those who live or work in Lewis County and lost earnings due to the June storm to apply for disaster unemployment.
- August 23 is the final day for residents of Lewis, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties with June storm losses to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance grants and other help.
- August 23 is the final day for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in Lewis, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties to complete and return their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) home or business Disaster Low-interest Loan application.
FEMA applicants who receive SBA loan applications must complete and return them to be considered for FEMA help with personal property, vehicle repair or replacement and moving and storage expenses. 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.
Here are contacts for the agencies listed above:
- FEMA registration and helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 and www.disasterassistance.gov and m.fema.gov
- SBA customer service line: 1-800-659-2955 or www.sba.gov/disaster
- National Flood Insurance Program: www.floodsmart.com or 1-800-638-6620.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance: 304-558-3309 and www.workforcewv.org
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.