FEMA Extends Deadline to Register for Federal Aid
The deadline for West Virginians impacted by June’s flooding to register for federal disaster relief has been extended.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced through a press release the deadline to register with FEMA- the Federal Emergency Management Agency- has been extended from August 24 to September 7. That gives flood victims in 12 counties an additional two weeks to register.
Tomblin requested the extension Tuesday and had it approved the same day.
So far, federal officials say more than $94 million in federal assistance has been awarded to West Virginia flood victims.
About $50 million of that aid has come in the form of need grants through FEMA. The other $40 million was awarded as low-interest loans to both business and homeowners through the Small Business Administration.
Those who need assistance can register by calling 800-621-FEMA or visiting disasterassistance.gov.