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Two Weeks Left to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Kara Lofton
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

There are only two weeks left for survivors of June’s devastating flooding to apply for federal grants or loans.

The deadline to apply for disaster assistance with either the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Small Business Administration is on Wednesday, August 24.

Survivors have been approved for grants and loans of more than $94 million.

More than $31 million has been approved by FEMA for individual housing assistance, nearly $6 million in other needs, over $4 million in public assistance and more than $24,000 in Disaster Unemployment.

The SBA approved 599 low-interest disaster loans of more than $39 million, and 941 National Flood Insurance Program claims have been filed with more than $12 million in payouts.

On August 13, Disaster Recovery Centers will be operating on new hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. DRCs are closed on Sundays.

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Website: www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Phone: 1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration:

  • Website: www.sba.gov/disaster
  • Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
  • Phone: 1-800-659-2955

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