CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Less than one week remains for West Virginia residents to register for disaster assistance to help with losses caused by the late-June/early-July derecho. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging everyone in the 20 affected counties to apply by Monday, November 19.
There are two ways to begin the application process. Residents may call FEMA's toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairment 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Residents may also register online.
Monday, Nov. 19 is the last day to apply for assistance for those affected by the straight-line storms of late-June/early-July in the following disaster-designated counties: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Roane, Tyler, Webster, and Wood.