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FEMA Integration Team Launches in West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – Flooding is a constant threat in West Virginia. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has received over 20 federal disaster declarations, the vast majority of which are for flooding events. In this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have worked together to respond to these events, recover from them, and mitigate the risks of future flooding.

Update on FEMA Support to Kanawha and Nicholas County, WV

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM), the West Virginia School Building Authority, the Kanawha County Board of Education, the Nicholas County Board of Education, are working in partnership to complete environmental assessments for the replacement of four flood damaged schools in Kanawha County and Nicholas County, West Virginia.

FEMA Approves Over $3 million for Projects to Repair Roads Following February 2018 Storms

PHILADELPHIA – The State of West Virginia will receive $3,187,554.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for roadway repairs in Marshall and Tyler Counties following damages sustained to multiple roads during the February 14 – 20, 2018 severe storms, flooding, and landslides in West Virginia.

Kanawha County, West Virginia Lowers Flood Insurance Premiums Nearly $75,000

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Kanawha County, West Virginia have received a nearly $75,000 reduction in their flood insurance premiums through an increase of various floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Prepare Now for Extreme Cold and Possible Winter Weather

PHILADELPHIA – As officials from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III monitor the incoming cold front, residents across the Mid-Atlantic are encouraged to prepare for extreme cold temperatures and pote

FEMA Awards West Virginia over $6 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

Tome acción ahora ante posibles apagones eléctricos e inundaciones debido al Huracán Florence

PHILADELPHIA – Mientras el Huracán Florence continúa fortaleciéndose y avanzando hacia la costa este, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) exhorta a todos a prepararse para las posibles consecuencias de la tormenta.

West Virginians Encouraged to Monitor Flood Risk from Remnants of Florence

PHILADELPHIA – As Hurricane Florence makes its way inland, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are encouraging the State of West Virginia to prepare for potential flash flooding, rising rivers and streams, and landslides from the remnants of Florence over the weekend.

Prepare for Hurricane Florence Impacts in Mid-Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA – As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III is urging those in the potential storm’s path to prepare for flooding and extensive rain through the weekend into next week. Take steps to prepare yourself and your loved ones for potentially heavy rain in areas already inundated from previous rain events.

Prepare for Flooding as Hurricane Florence Approaches

PHILADELPHIA – As Hurricane Florence approaches the coastal United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging those in low lying and flood-risk areas to plan and prepare for potential flooding. Hurricane Florence is forecast to result in potentially catastrophic coastal and inland flooding, and individuals, families, and communities should prepare for flooding in their area.