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 FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers OPEN! Free Legal Aid Hotline!

 

 
A total of 4 West Virginia counties have been approved to receive federal assistance in the wake of major storms and flooding that began in late July. The counties are Harrison, Marion, Marshall, and Wetzel (additional counties may be added later).
 
People who sustained property damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding are urged to register with FEMA to report their damage, as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. Flood survivors can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov; Call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week; OR VISIT one of FEMA's Disaster Recovery Centers listed below: 


DRC1 – Oakhurst Church of Christ - (serving Marion and Harrison Counties)
3500 Husky Highway
Farmington, WV  26571

ours of Operation:ours of Operation:
Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. – 8 am to 7 pm
Wed. – 8 am to 5 pm
Sun. – 1-5 pm

DRC2 – Bishop Donahue High School (serving Marshall County) 325 Logan St.                                                                            McMechen, WV  26040

Hours of Operation:
Mon through Fri. – 8 am to 7 pm
Sat. – 8 am to 5 pm
Sun. – 1-5 pm


DRC 3 – Hundred High School (serving Wetzel County)
3490 Hornet Highway
Hundred, WV  26562

Hours of Operation:
Mon through Fri. – 8 am to 7 pm
Sat. – 8 am to 5 pm
Sun. – 1-5 pm

 

Business Recovery Centers OPENED
• 609 Jefferson Ave Moundsville WV 26041
• 1000 Technology Dr. Fairmont WV 26551

 
Unemployment Assistance.  Harrison, Marshall, Marion, Wetzel – Deadline to file unemployment claim is Sept 21 – via www.workforcewv.org or going into a Workforce WV Office.

 

FREE Legal Aid is Available for West Virginia Flood Victims

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of the recent storms and flooding in West Virginia. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the West Virginia State Bar, Legal Aid of West Virginia, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


A toll-free legal hotline (877-331-4259) is available to connect low-income individuals affected by the disaster with local legal aid providers who can help with:
- Assistance securing FEMA and other government benefits available to disaster victims;
- Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims;
   -  Help with home repair contracts and contractors; Help with home repair contracts and contractors;
- Replacement of wills and other important legal documents lost or destroyed in the disaster;
- Consumer protection issues such as price-gouging and avoiding contractor scams in the rebuilding
process;
- Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems; and
 - Counseling on landlord-tenant problems


The hotline is available 24/7 and callers can leave a message any time. Individuals who qualify for
assistance will be matched with West Virginia lawyers who have volunteered.

For more information, click HERE.


 

 

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