GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are still receiving requests from West Virginia residents affected by storms last month and in late February.
About 1,400 people have registered for help from FEMA following two recent disasters, and about $2.6 million in funding has been approved for the two disasters.
Lately, the number of people seeking help at five disaster recovery centers in Lincoln, Logan, Marion and Wayne counties vary, depending on the day, said Cheria Brown, media relations specialist for FEMA.
The disaster recovery centers are staffed with FEMA employees who answer questions about storm-related FEMA assistance, as well as representatives from the Small Business Administration who can offer low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses.
At the Lincoln County disaster recovery center, traffic has been steady, FEMA manager Rett Campbell said.
"There's been a nice steady flow of people," he said. "[We've had] someone every day here, all day."
Terry Bostic, who lives on Tango Road, came to the center Wednesday to get assistance with repairs to his home. The storms at the first of March caused hail damage and water under the trailer, among other problems.
While he had seen high water in the area before, this storm was the first time it had come up so quickly, he said.