West Virginians Have Received $11.8 Million in Disaster Relief Since May

July 13, 2009

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has provided $11.8 million disaster relief to West Virginians affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides in May.

FEMA said that the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided another $3.5 million in low-interest loans to people affected by the storms.

This Tuesday is the last day to register for assistance. So far, the agency says 4,561 people from Calhoun, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming counties have registered.

FEMA says people may apply for help at
www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.

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