Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are walking in neighborhoods in Kanawha County. They're talking with disaster survivors about federal disaster assistance programs and how to apply for aid.
They're encouraging them to apply for help if they suffered property damage or losses from the severe windstorms June 29 to July 8.
"We believe that face-to-face communication is the most effective way to reach disaster survivors and provide them with the information they need to recover from this storm," said Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont in a news release. "Our community relations teams will be visiting churches, local businesses and neighborhood gathering places with the goal of providing information to survivors, listening to their needs and encouraging them to register with FEMA for assistance."
FEMA team members wear photo identification badges and clothing clearly marked with FEMA logos. No team member will ever ask for money or personal financial information or recommend contractors to repair property.