We encourage those impacted by this event to contact FEMA by going online to disasterassistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.
FEMA Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Notice: Open for Public Comments
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in West Virginia following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms and flooding from Feb. 27 through March 4, 2021.
The disaster declaration covers Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.
Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane and Wyoming.
The SBA will provide customer service and conduct outreach virtually with webinars, phone assistance and step-by-step application assistance. The SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center/Business Recovery Center to help survivors apply online via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov. Virtual customer support representatives are available to help applicants complete the online application:
Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center/Business Recovery Center
Open: Monday - Sunday (7 days/week) Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Eastern Time)Email: FOCE-Help@sba.gov Phone: (800) 659-2955
Following the federal disaster declaration for the severe storms and flooding of February 27 to March 4, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending inspectors to Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, and Wayne counties to document damages to the homes affected by the disaster.
Storm survivors in these counties should be on alert for con artists and criminals trying to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams, or identity theft.
In some cases, thieves try to register with FEMA using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors. Here are some tips to avoid being conned: