FEMA now focused on long-term flood recovery in W.Va.

Courtesy: MGN Online
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's shifting its focus in West Virginia to long-term recovery and schools following severe floods of more than four months ago.

FEMA says at the end of last month, its Individuals and Households program had approved more than $41.5 million in grants to nearly 4,300 West Virginia applicants. The Public Assistance Program had committed more than $53 million for infrastructure repairs and restoration.

Another $50 million in loans has been approved by the Small Business Administration, as well as $32 million in claims approved by the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA says help is still available for individuals who went through the disaster.

The June 23 floods killed 23 people and damaged homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

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