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George Heake, Emergency Management Coordinator
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Center for Preparedness Research Education and Practice (CPREP)
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News from Region III

An RSS feed with up to the minute announcements and information from FEMA.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Kanawha County

Kanawha County Crede Warehouse

3300 Pennsylvania Ave

Charleston, WV 25302

Opening today at 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday (6/28/2016) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., (open seven days a week)

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens

CHARLESTON, W.v. ­­­­– The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Greenbrier County

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

31 Tressel St

White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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Flooding in the State of West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support response and recovery efforts in West Virginia following the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been affecting the state and its people. The National Weather Service has indicated that the floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, but more heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding. A flash flood watch for 22 counties has been issued until Monday evening. Heavy rains could cause some streams to breach their banks. 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.

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FEMA In Close Coordination with the State of West Virginia As Severe Weather Continues

PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III is deploying an Incident Management Assistance Team and Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams to West Virginia to provide support and guidance on the Federal Disaster Declaration Process and PDAs in response to current flooding and severe weather.  

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High Water Mark Event Addresses Past, Future of Flood Risk

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the City of Richmond, Virginia unveiled a High Water Mark at Pony Pasture Rapids Park. The marks, also established at Brown’s Island and Great Shiplock Park, show areas where flood water has risen in the past in an effort to raise awareness of flooding and encourage individuals to consider their risk.  

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FEMA Region 3

FEMA Region 3 includes Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) is the HAZUS contact for the region. She works closely with each of the HAZUS User Groups in FEMA Region 3.

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