Flood victims who need help from the state of West Virginia will have one stop shopping at FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers. On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) announced there will be representative s from several state agencies set up at the seven centers around the state.
State agencies with representatives include the Governor’s Office, Department of Heath and Human Services, Division of Motor Vehicles, West Virginia National Guard, Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD), Workforce West Virginia, State Tax Department and the Insurance Commissioner’s Office. Students from West Virginia University’s College of Law will also be on hand to help residents complete FEMA and state agency forms and providing advice on how to obtain legal services.
“As cleanup continues in communities across the state, so many of our residents and small business owners are also taking steps to get back on their feet and on the road to rebuilding their homes and lives,” said Gov. Tomblin. “I am grateful for the continued effort of our emergency responders, non-profit organizations and volunteer who remain hard at work helping our friends and neighbors. I also appreciate the support of our congressional delegation and federal partners ho help provide critical resources to West Virginians in need.”
Resident and businesses in counties that have been declared federal disaster areas should visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). West Virginians who still need immediate assistance should contact their local office of emergency management. Numbers for counties can be found here: http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/Important%20Contact%20Numbers/Pages/default.aspx. Anyone needing cleanup assistance or who wishes to volunteer or donate goods to affected communities can get information at www.wvflood.com.