FEMA ASSISTANCE Disaster Relief In South Charleston
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Jeremy Bias
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Sep. 30, 2012 9:13 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 30, 2012 11:13 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The derechos that hit our region left many people in need. That's why FEMA has set up a disaster relief center in South Charleston's community center.
Sondra Penfold works with FEMA and said, "We have a staff available so people can come down and do an up close and personal one on one speaking with the applicants who can review their case and help them register on the telephone.
One storm that ripped through Kanawha City caused a tree to crash into his home. Thanks to insurance he's able to start repairs. Mason said, "I just didn't figure that was for me. Since we have insurance and the insurance company has been doing real well."
Even storm victims who have insurance like Grant Mason could qualify for FEMA. Don Jacks said, "We only cover uninsured and under-insured. So, if someone has insurance, go ahead and settle up with your insurance agent, then contact FEMA. There may be grant monies to help with the repair of you home over and above what your insurance company paid you.
Anybody who needs FEMA assistance or questions should call 1-800-621-3362.
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