West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, And Landslides (DR-4061)

Incident period: March 15, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 22, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 10, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- West Virginia’s public entities are facing daunting ? and often expensive ? challenges in the wake of the recent tornadoes and flooding. Administered by the state of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Public Assistance Program supports and coordinates help to neighborhoods, municipalities, counties, states and certain private nonprofit agencies to recover from their losses. The program is separate from the Individual and Households Program that provides assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.
April 9, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Some people who have sustained damage from the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding and have registered for state and federal assistance received an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Although no one is required to accept an SBA loan, filling out the SBA application is a necessary step to being considered for certain forms of disaster assistance, officials said Friday.
April 7, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the recent storms and flooding may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said today. FEMA's Individual and Households Program offers housing assistance to renters that includes funds to rent alternative housing for a limited period of time while repairs are made to their dwelling.
April 6, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Fairmont (Marion County), Dunlow and Wayne (both in Wayne County) will close permanently at noon on Friday, April 13, officials said Saturday. Two other centers, one in Logan County and one in Lincoln County, will remain open until further notice.     
April 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials said today. But the deadlines for applying for the benefits are coming up. For the presidentially declared disaster of March 16, the deadline is April 23. For the disaster declared on March 22, the deadline is April 25.
April 5, 2012
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Free legal assistance is available to survivors of this spring’s tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in federally designated West Virginia counties – Lincoln, Logan, Marion and Wayne. The services are being supplied through a partnership among the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Legal Aid of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA officials said Friday.

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