Wednesday is deadline to seek FEMA aid
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The clock is ticking for West Virginia residents seeking federal assistance for losses from last summer's powerful storms.
Wednesday is the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Residents in the following counties are eligible: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Roane, Tyler, Webster and Wood.
A June 29 derecho and subsequent storms left three people dead and more than 680,000 customers without electricity across the state.
Individuals may receive help with rental assistance, home repairs, medical, funeral or dental expenses, loss of personal property and other disaster-related expenses and needs.
For more information, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.