“Disasters don’t plan ahead. You Can,” is the slogan for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2017 national preparedness month, with the focus being on creating an evacuation plan for yourself, your family and your friends. Each week has a different task to be completed, leading up to a functional, practiced plan for when a disaster strikes by the third week, and a focus on how you can help others in your community prepare and become involved.
Week 1 September 1-9: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
Week 2 September 10-16: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3 September 17-23: Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4 September 24-30: Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
For more information on how you can accomplish the tasks of each week, please go to the Preparedness Section of WV VOAD’s website or to Ready.gov.
August 19, 2017- The Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) has granted Individual Assistance (IA) to Harrison, Marion, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance immediately by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Incident Period: July 28-29, 2017
Incident #: FEMA-4331-DR
Request made by WV Governor: August 11, 2017
Signed by President of the United States: August 18, 2017
8/14/17- The WV Holmes Safety Association presented the WV VOAD a check for $4,000 to help with response/recovery efforts for the most recent flooding event that occurred in the Northern Panhandle. Their support to the people of West Virginia will always be appreciated. If you would like to help with recovery efforts please click HERE. (Pictured left to right; Jenny Gannaway, VOAD Executive Director, Eugene White, an association member, & Benjamin Cisco, VOAD Operations Officer).
To donate to the recovery efforts of WV VOAD for the flooding victims that were affected in Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor, Tucker Counties please click HERE.
July 29, 2017- A State of Emergency has been declared for Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor, Tucker Counties. No fatalities have been reported at this time.
At this time, we are asking those who need assistance to please call:
1-800-451-1954 ; 1-844-983-5663
If you want to volunteer, please call Cathy Rennard at 304-928-9595