President Declares Disaster for West Virginia

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Release date: 
July 26, 2013
Release Number: 
HQ-13-079

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding on June 13, 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in Mason and Roane counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Jack Schuback has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Schuback said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 26, 2013 - 11:06
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