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Public Notice - Draft Environmental Assessment for Cherry River


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment

Resilient West Virginia. Progress Continues Three Years Later.

PHILADELPHIA – It has been three years since severe flooding impacted West Virginia, devastating homes, communities, and businesses across the state. The people of West Virginia have not only shown great resilience in their ability to recover, but also in their capacity to come together over the last three years to support one another.

West Virginia Floodplain Management Association Celebrates 10 Years with Call for Every Citizen to Take Action

PHILADELPHIA – West Virginia knows flooding. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has had 15 federal disaster declarations for flooding and other related hazards, including the historic flood event in June 2016. Flooding has and will continue to impact the lives of West Virginians; however, action is being taken to reduce that risk and protect lives and property across the state.

Draft Environmental Assessment Public Meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a Public Meeting on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the New Kanawha Elementary School- Clendenin. The Information Session will be held on June 18, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Elkview Middle School.

FEMA’s Community Rating System Program Rewards Flood Risk Reduction

PHILADELPHIAFlooding is the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With 98% of counties in the entire United States having experienced a flood and just one inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage, communities across the country must make tough decisions about protecting lives and property from flooding.

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).