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FEMA Opens Second Disaster Aid Application For April Storms

A state worker walks along an interstate moving debris after flooding.
Road crews for the West Virginia Division of Highways address roadside damage caused by an April 11 storm along an interstate in Harrison County.
West Virginia Department of Transportation

West Virginia residents affected by extreme weather incidents in April may have access to another source of financial support.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently accepting applications for disaster relief aid from some counties impacted by storms, flooding and mudslides on April 11 and 12.

Residents of Hancock, Kanawha, Marshall, Ohio, Roane, Wetzel, and Wood counties can now apply for financial aid for housing, major repairs and basic needs. The assistance only applies for costs not covered by insurance.

President Joe Biden approved the extreme weather’s designation as a major disaster, opening affected regions of West Virginia to federal aid.

The new application marks FEMA’s second major emergency recovery effort in West Virginia over extreme weather events in April.

The agency has already been reviewing applications for financial assistance from residents of some counties affected by extreme weather from April 2 to 6. The deadline to apply for that funding is July 22.

A deadline for the April 11 to 12 disaster aid application has not yet been announced.

Eligible parties for both emergency aid efforts can apply for assistance online at disasterassistance.gov, or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

For more information on resources available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the April 11 to 12 extreme weather incidents, visit the agency’s website.