Federal assistance available to residents affected by storms | West Virginia News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The deadline for West Virginia affected by severe storms earlier this year to apply for federal help ends Monday.
WCHS-TV reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers grants and loans to eligible residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo or Wayne counties who suffered loss and damage between February 27 and March 4.
The aid can be used for child care, medical bills and help with damaged and uninhabitable housing.
“We want to reach out to everyone who has suffered damage,” said Jeff Jones, Federal Coordinator for FEMA.
“If you know someone who has been affected, even if you think it’s minor, ask them to call,” Jones added. “It will be a little while to talk to us on the phone, but it’s worth asking rather than getting nothing.”
A series of winter storms caused millions of dollars in damage between February and March. Ice storms and flooding left some residents stranded in their homes as roads were blocked by fallen trees and debris.
To apply, you can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Residents can also go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
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