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Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance Extended


Federal officials say the deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal disaster assistance has been extended to Sept. 7.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the extension was granted at the request of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

The governor cited a continued flow of new applications for federal assistance in the wake of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that devastated parts of the state in late June.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has also extended its deadline to Sept. 7 for filing physical disaster loan applications.

The SBA offers low-interest loans to businesses, homeowners and renters. SBA disaster loans may recover repairs, rebuilding as well as the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property.