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Governor Tomblin Prepares to Appeal FEMA's Decision

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Location: Charleston, WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today requested joint teams of FEMA and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials begin reassessing damage to homes and property damaged by the June 29th derecho.

"I've requested this reassessment to gather additional information to hopefully reverse FEMA's recent denial of my request for much needed individual assistance for seniors, individuals and families throughout our state," Gov. Tomblin said. "I strongly encourage all West Virginians, with storm-related damage to their homes and property, to report the damages to their local emergency management offices. Assessment teams will then travel throughout our communities and review all damage reported."

Food loss and costs of private generators, including fuel, do not need to be reported to local emergency management directors as the federal government does not allow for reimbursements of these costs.

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