FEMA approves more than $1 million in aid, more on the way

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – FEMA is beginning to approve federal dollars for people impacted by severe storms from April 2-6 that caused an EF-2 tornado in Hico and caused widespread damage in multiple counties.

The agency has already approved over a million dollars in aid, just two weeks since President Biden declared the storms a major disaster.

“FEMA is pleased and proud to be able to help West Virginians recover from the devastation of those early April storms,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Jeff Jones. “We’re especially pleased to see how the updates to the Individual Assistance program have helped more people get funding they need in a faster and easier way.”

The agency has conducted 300 inspections of damaged properties, and more are scheduled. 756 businesses and homes have been registered.

Money can be used for temporary housing, essential home repairs, and other assistance.

For more information and to apply for help, go to www.disasterassistance.gov.

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