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Deadline Approaches for Flood Assistance from SBA, FEMA

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Office of the Governor of West Viriginia
A flood in July 2017 damaged homes and businesses in northern West Virginia.

The Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency want to remind flood victims who haven’t applied for assistance that a deadline for applying for assistance is approaching.

The SBA and FEMA deadline for accepting flood victim applicants is Oct. 17th. Richard Daigle, SBA’s Public Affairs Specialist, says many who were impacted by flash flooding in northern counties of West Virginia this summer have already applied.

FEMA has already distributed more than 2 million dollars in grants to community members throughout affected counties. The federal disaster relief agency reports two of the three operating centers – those in Marion and Marshall counties – will close next week. The Wetzel County disaster center at Hundred High School will remain open for the time being. 

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