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Gov. Tomblin urges residents to register for FEMA assistance

October 2, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin urged all West Virginians who suffered damage during the June 29 storms to register with FEMA for assistance.

"I know many families throughout West Virginia experienced storm damage - including those beyond Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Raleigh counties," Tomblin said.

"Many of you probably called FEMA for help shortly after the storms. However, if you have not called FEMA since Sept. 19, your damages are not registered," Tomblin said. "I urge all West Virginians to call FEMA because a request to add additional counties to West Virginia's disaster declaration must be made by mid-October."

Those with damage to their home and personal property, such as appliances or costs related to running a medically necessary generator should register by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or online at



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