FEMA Preliminary Assistance Experts evaluate flood damage

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Preliminary Assistance Experts with FEMA met with Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials in Ohio County Wednesday to evaluate damage left by recent flooding.

They looked at areas including the Wheeling Island Stadium and the water line damage at Short Creek.

They are working to determine if the damage amount will meet the threshold to qualify for federal public assistance. 

If they do qualify, they could receive some reimbursement. 

“Public assistance is not necessarily for individuals that were affected, like homes and things like that. Public assistance is for public safety, first response agencies, public works, the county commission, those types of agencies that were affected,” said Anyssa Greco, Region Two Liason with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Greco says they will remain in contact with FEMA as they work to come up with the evaluation and determine if the threshold for public assistance is met.

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