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West Virginia Residents Affected by Late February Flooding Should Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

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June 5, 2021

CHARLESTON - If you are a West Virginia resident in Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, or Wayne counties and experienced damage from the Feb. 27 – March 4, 2021 flooding, you should apply for FEMA Assistance.

Assistance from FEMA may help you and members of your household take care of necessary expenses and serious needs that cannot be met through insurance or other forms of assistance.

Housing Assistance may provide financial or direct assistance, including:

  • Rental Assistance: Financial assistance to rent temporary housing while disaster-caused repairs are made to your primary residence, or while transitioning to permanent housing.
  • Lodging Expense Reimbursement: Financial assistance reimbursement for short-term lodging expenses.
  • Home Repair: Financial assistance for homeowners to repair uninsured home damage caused by the disaster. The assistance is intended to repair the home to a safe, sanitary and functioning living condition.

There are three ways to apply for Disaster Aid:

Affected residents in Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, or Wayne counties are urged to apply by July 19, 2021.

For more information on West Virginia’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4605. Learn more about Disaster Assistance at  www.disasterassistance.gov. For guidance about the Disaster Assistance application process at www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/program#apply.

There are three ways for residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties who experienced damage in the Feb. 27-March 4, 2021 flooding to apply for FEMA Assistance. Housing Assistance includes Rental Assistance, Lodging Expense Reimbursement and Home Repair Assistance. (FEMA graphic)

Last updated June 7, 2021