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FEMA offers WV flood victims array of services

BECKLEY, W.Va. — As flood recovery continues, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has boots on the ground with programs to assist victims in regaining a semblance their former lives.

FEMA and state agencies are now operating nine Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in impacted areas, where affected residents and business owners can receive face-to-face, one-on-one  help with an array of relief and recovery-related assistance and services. The DRCs are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

FEMA’s Disaster Survivors Assistance teams man the DRCs to help impacted residents. Renee Bafalis, a media relations specialist for FEMA, said teams have also fanned out to displacement shelters to assist victims who may have trouble visiting a DRC.

As of Tuesday evening, FEMA had registered nearly 6,000 people…

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