Marshall and Wetzel Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration


UPDATE: President Donald Trump has made federal funding available to help people in four West Virginia counties recover from severe flooding, landslides and mudslides.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the money is available for people in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties. The money can come in the form of grants for temporary housing and home repairs or loans to help pay for uninsured property losses.
Federal money is also available to local governments and some nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis to emergency work in 12 counties.
People in eligible areas can request assistance by registering at
According to preliminary damage assessments, 161 homes were destroyed or had major damage and 557 homes had minor damage in the storms on July 28 and 29.

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Marshall County received Federal Disaster Declaration for Public and Individual Assistance for July 28 and 29 flooding late Friday night, according to Marshall County OEM.

FEMA will begin to release information about the declaration over the next several days. 

According to EMA Director Tom Hart, Public Assistance is for local and state government agencies, non-profits, and the like. The organizations can apply for reimbursement for damage related expenses, emergency response measures, and recovery efforts in response to flooding. 

Individual Assistance is available for residents, homeowners, business owners, and the like and will assist with damages to their homes, businesses, and buildings. 

Stay with 7News as more information becomes available from FEMA.

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