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

Release date: 
February 19, 2019
Release Number: 
R3-19-NR-003

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.

The $3,187,554.00 grant represents a federal cost-share of the total project costs of $4,250,072 between two projects. The remainder will come from non-federal sources. $1,501,863 out of a total project cost of $2,002,484 will go to the West Virginia Division of Highways (WV DOH) for repairs in Marshall County. Also going to WV DOH is $1,685,691 out of a total project cost of $2,247,588 for repairs in Tyler County.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response of and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations. The state coordinates the application process with local governments and submits grant applications to FEMA.

FEMA obligates funding for approved projects directly to the state.  It is the state's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-recipient receives its award. Upon receipt of appropriate documentation and following the state's review process, the state will provide funding to the sub-recipient on a reimbursable basis.

Marshall and Tyler Counties are two of 21 counties in West Virginia to receive a Presidential declaration (DR-4359) due to the extent of the damages caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in February 2018. To date, FEMA has obligated more than $33,775,305.47 to the state as a result of damages from DR-4359 under the Public Assistance program.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.FEMA.gov/public-assistance.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn more about FEMA Region III at www.FEMA.gov/region-iii. Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at fema.gov/medialibrary and youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3.

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Last Updated: 
February 19, 2019 - 15:07