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Major disaster declared for West Virginia

President Obama has made a major disaster declaration for the State of West Virginia area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22nd 2016.

The declaration means that Federal assistance is now available. This can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in the counties of Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Albert Lewis has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. 

FEMA says that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

More details.


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