CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding those affected by the recent storms and floods they have only a short time left to register for possible assistance.
For residents in Lincoln, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor and Wayne counties affected by the storms and flooding of February 29 through March 5, the deadline is May 15. For those in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties who sustained damage in the floods of March 15 through March 31, the deadline is May 21. Help is available for homeowners, renters and businesses of any size.
To find out if you are eligible for assistance and to register with FEMA, call the FEMA Help Line at 800-621-3362. You can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. With a Web-enabled mobile device, log onto m.fema.gov.
For individuals with hearing or speech impairments, FEMA has a TTY line at 800-462-7585.
The phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week.
For more information and guidance in navigating the disaster-assistance process, a state and federal Disaster Recovery Center remains open until noon, Friday, May 11. The center is at 2270 Mud Fork Road in Logan and operates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until May 11.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.