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Don’t wait! West Virginia Residents Affected by Late February Flooding Should Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Release Date Release Number
R3-21-NR-090
Release Date:
June 11, 2021

CHARLESTON - If you suffered damage or losses from the Feb. 27 – March 4, 2021 flooding, you have less than six weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Monday, July 19, 2021.

Individual disaster assistance grants for homeowners and renters are available to eligible residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties.

Here is how to register:

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

You should register even if you have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but if you have losses insurance doesn’t cover, you may receive help from FEMA after your insurance claims are settled.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Apply by Monday, 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. Applications will be accepted through July 19, 2021. (FEMA graphic)

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Last updated June 11, 2021