News and Media: Disaster 4273
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The State of West Virginia will receive $26.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help relocate an elementary school damaged in 2016 by severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides.
This award provides $26,851,044.60 in federal funding for the relocation of the Clendenin Elementary School, which was damaged as a result of FEMA-DR-4273-WV. This funding is being provided under authority of Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
The state of West Virginia will receive an additional $60, 979,321.56 from FEMA as a result of President Donald J. Trump amending West Virginia’s 2016 Disaster Declaration (DR-4273).
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Then-Rainelle Mayor Andrea Pendleton, left, congratulates Juanita Ruzek upon the 2017 dedication of her home, which had been flooded in 2016. Thanks to the efforts of charitable group Samaritan’s Purse, West Virginia Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster, and FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaison, Ruzek was able to move back to a fully restored home, including HVAC, carpentry work and appliances, at no cost. (Dave Melancon/FEMA)
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, members of the Kanawha County Board of Education, county officials and students of Herbert Hoover High School participated in a January 2020 groundbreaking ceremony for a new Hoover High near Elkview. The school will replace the facility that was destroyed in the 2016 flood. (Dave Melancon/FEMA)
The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) with the Kanawha County Board of Education (KCBOE) as a client, has applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) grant program for funding assistance, under the Presidentially Declared Disaster FEMA-4273-DR-WV, for the reconstruction of Herbert Hoover High School. In accordance with FEMA Directive 108-1 and FEMA Instruction 108-1-1, this Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the regulations promulgated by the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508. The purpose of the EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4273-DR- West Virginia for Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides during the period of June 22-29, 2016.