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FEMA to Evaluate Emergency Preparedness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.


Deadline for local governments, nonprofits to apply for FEMA/State Public Assistance grants is May 17

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia communities, counties and certain nonprofit organizations affected by the February 2018 floods have little more than a week to file applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program.

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) implements the program.

The deadline for filing requests for assistance is May 17.

Damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides must have taken place from Feb. 14 - 20. 


FEMA and Whole Community Participate in National Level Exercise 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Starting April 30 through May 11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III and our state and federal partners will be engaged in the National Level Exercise (NLE) 2018.


El Presidente Donald J. Trump Aprueba una Declaración por Desastre para West Virginia

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que hay asistencia federal por desastre disponible para el estado de West Virginia a fin de complementar la labor de recuperación estatal y local en las zonas afectadas por tormentas severas, inundaciones, deslizamientos de tierra y lodo del 14 al 20 de febrero de 2018.


Programas De Asistencia Federal Para El Estado De West Virginia

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según se necesite y se amerite bajo la declaración de desastre del Presidente Donald J. Trump para el estado de West Virginia.

La asistencia para los gobiernos estatales y locales elegibles puede incluir según se requiera:


Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of West Virginia.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:


President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from February 14 to February 20, 2018.


Flood Insurance Roundtable Starts Conversation about Increasing Flood Insurance in West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – On March 27, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) hosted the first-ever West Virginia Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable in White Sulphur Springs, WV.


Fact Sheet: FEMA and Public Assistance Funding Process

  • The Public Assistance Program provides grants assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent restoration of infrastructure such as roads, bridges and public buildings after the Presidential disaster declaration of Aug. 18, 2017.

  • Eligible applicants for PA include state, local and federally recognized tribal governments and any other political subdivision of the state that was affected by the disaster.


Two-Month Recap: Federal Assistance Near $5 million for West Virginia Flood Recovery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In two months since West Virginia received a federal major disaster declaration following the severe storms of July 28-29, 2017, about $4.8 million in federal assistance has been approved for recovery. Assistance continues to flow.