More Than $11.6 Million In Disaster Funds To West Virginia: SBA Tops $3 Million In Loans
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More Than $11.6 Million In Disaster Funds To West Virginia: SBA Tops $3 Million In Loans

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. – July 6, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — More than $11.6 million in disaster relief is approved for West Virginia, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. $3.1 million in low interest loans has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages from the May storms are urged to register before the FEMA and SBA registration deadline of July 14, 2009. Applications can be completed at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362) between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Those with speech or hearing impairments may call TTY 800-462-7585.

FEMA/State grants to eligible applicants under the Individuals and Households program may include temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses, low interest loans and other disaster-related needs such as medical and dental costs. Families unable to live in their homes because of the disaster and who ask for temporary housing may be eligible for a FEMA/State temporary housing unit.

Recovery services summary at close of business, July 5, 2009:

  • $11.658 million approved for the Individuals and Households program (IHP);
  • $11.511 million distributed to date for IHP;
  • SBA approved close to $3.122 million in low-interest disaster loans;
  • More than $659,000 in Other Needs Assistance approved for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;
  • 4,458 individuals registered for disaster assistance with FEMA;
  • 4,157 home inspections completed;
  • Disaster Recovery Centers helped 3,055 visitors.

The following is a list of the counties currently declared for individual assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, along with the number of applications received per county.

Disaster Counties FEMA Registrations
Calhoun 36
McDowell 491
Mercer 85
Mingo 2,304 Raleigh 267 Wyoming 1,192

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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