FEMA teams dispatched for flood relief assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Four teams of FEMA disaster survivor assistant specialists are working to help those affected by flooding, landslides, and mudslides throughout West Virginia on July 28 and 29.

FEMA says the teams can provide assistance to victims by registering them for disaster assistance, updating their records and making referrals to community partners, and can tailor their services to the individual’s needs.

The teams will carry official FEMA identification, and residents are encouraged to view this before providing their personal information.

Officials say those who need assistance can also register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362. Those using 711 or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 and TTY users can call 800-462-7585. You can also register at disasterassistance.gov.

Victims of the disaster can also locate a Disaster Recovery Center via the FEMA app. For updates on the FEMA assistance in the Mountain State, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4331.

For other details on response and recovery to the flood, you can visit the West Virginia Department of Emergency Management's website at www.dhsem.wv.gov.