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FEMA Encourages Flood Preparedness in Mid-Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA – If you have been watching the news, then you know that the threat of a flood in your neighborhood is a very real possibility. Some communities are responding to flooding right this minute. At the same time, other areas in the region are still recovering from floods earlier in the year.


FEMA's Public Assistance Process Explained

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is aware of recent local media reports within West Virginia that raise questions about how and when FEMA Public Assistance (PA) projects are funded. We want to contribute to an environment of plain language and help simplify these complicated roles and processes that are governed by statute in order to protect taxpayer dollars while meeting the needs of the communities.


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 May 28 to June 3, 2018.


Stopping the Could Have, Should Have, and Would Have: Why Mitigation just makes sense

PHILADELPHIAFlooding is deadly and costly - this fact is not new. Time and time again, we hear from local officials and residents affected by flooding who are thinking about how mitigation may have prevented the flooding’s impact on their lives and property.


FEMA Region III Continues to Help Survivors of 2016 West Virginia Flooding

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III continues to support survivors and communities across West Virginia as they recover from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred in June 2016.


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.