As the Mountain Messenger goes to press just two weeks after flash floods and a rising river devastated our towns and neighborhoods, many disaster relief organizations are operating and availing themselves to stricken communities around the county.\r\nApproximately 350 homes have been damaged or destroyed throughout the county, and 35 businesses damaged or destroyed with a total of approximately 1,030 people displaced as a result of this flooding event. Three shelters continue to host 531 displaced persons, including 406 at The Greenbrier. Many citizens have returned to their homes or are staying with friends and family.\r\nGreenbrier County Emergency Management Agency has hired a debris contractor and plans to open a central supply hub to support local distribution points. Citizens do not need to call the Emergency Operations Center or the emergency manager to have their debris picked up.\r\nRainelle\/Rupert are at 80 percent operational for sewage, Alderson and White Sulphur Springs are at 100 percent and Ronceverte is also 100 percent operational. White Sulphur Springs has water to 50 percent of the town, while Alderson, Lewisburg, Rupert, Ronceverte and Renick have been restored. The Quinwood water treatment plant is still not fully operational.\r\nWhite Sulphur Springs City Council voted to hire Disaster Solutions, a consulting firm, to a short-term contract to help the Spa City through the recovery efforts ahead. The same firm was hired by The Greenbrier to help the temporarily closed resort and had \u201cloaned\u201d the firm to the city for an assessment of the recovery efforts needed there.\r\nAccording to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, these are the latest facts and figures on the flooding which occurred on Thursday, June 23, in Greenbrier County and elsewhere in the state. The following is an assortment of services and locations offered to assist the public:\r\nFeeding Sites\r\nThe Greenbrier Resort, WSS\r\nRonceverte Volunteer Fire Station, Ronceverte\r\nGreenbrier East High School\r\nBascom Methodist Church, Rupert\r\nSt. Borraneo Catholic Church, WSS\r\nRonceverte-Mobile, Ronceverte\r\nAll Construction, Caldwell\r\nNeola Volunteer Fire Department, Neola\r\nAnthony Creek volunteer Fire Department, Anthony Creek\r\nBig Clear Creek Baptist Church, Rupert\r\nLewisburg Church of Christ, Lewisburg\r\nFirst Baptist Church, Fairlea\r\nMagic Mart (Park City), Rainelle\r\nOn Friday, July 8, Appalachian Power employee volunteers from across West Virginia and Virginia are gathering in four locations, including Rupert and Rainelle to offer fresh grilled burgers, with sides of advice and strong backs.\r\nIn addition to providing lunch for flood victims and relief workers, Appalachian Power will set up information tents to answer customers\u2019 questions about their electrical service. Plus, teams of volunteers will help with flood relief efforts, cleaning, removing debris, sorting donations or providing whatever help is needed in each area. Appalachian Power volunteers will be at each location from mid-morning to late afternoon.\r\nIn Rupert, an information tent will be set up at Smith\u2019s Foodfair on Rte. 119.\r\nIn Rainelle, grills and information tents will be set up in two locations: at the former Magic Mart lot on John Raine Drive and at 422 Main Street.\r\nDisaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)\r\nRainelle Town Hall, 201 Kanawha Ave.\r\nWhite Sulphur Springs - Southeastern Labor Council, AFL-CIO on 65 West Main Street\r\nThe DRCs are operating daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are one-stop shops that provide one-on-one, face to face help for eligible storm survivors. The participating agencies and programs include:\r\n\u2022 Governor\u2019s Office\r\n\u2022 Department of Health and Human Resources\r\n\u2022 Division of Motor Vehicles\r\n\u2022 West Virginia National Guard\r\n\u2022 Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster-damaged\r\n\u2022 Workforce West Virginia\u2019s State Tax Department\r\n\u2022 Insurance Commissioner\u2019s Office\r\n\u2022 West Virginia\u2019s College of Law (to help residents complete FEMA and state agency forms and provide advice on how to obtain legal services)\r\n\u2022 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is staffing DRCs and has also opened a Business Recovery Center to help businesses and nonprofit organizations apply for SBA disaster loans at the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corp., 804 Industrial Park, Suite 5, Maxwelton. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.\r\nSBA disaster loans may cover repairs and rebuilding as well as the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. More information is available at http:\/\/www.sba.gov\/disaster&gt.\r\nFlood disaster survivors may call West Virginia 211, a free information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They can call 2-1-1 for help finding food, childcare, crisis counceling, and many other resources in their local communities.\r\nShelters and Aid Stations\r\nShelters and aid stations have been set up to provide meals, relief supplies, casework assistance and other resources operated by the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross in Greenbrier County:\r\nShelter: Ronceverte Fire Department, 722 Ronceverte Avenue, Ronceverte\r\nRelief Supply Distribution Location: Greenbrier Valley Airport, 584 Airport Road, Lewisburg\r\nCasework Service Center: 200 East Main Street, White Sulphur Springs-hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.\r\nCasework Service Center: Magic Mark, 41 John Raine Drive, Rainelle-hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.\r\nShelter: Greenbrier East High School\r\nVolunteer Reception Center (VRC)\r\n204 North Jefferson Street, Lewisburg (Hill & Holler), hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. email:LewisburgVRC@gmail.com 304-808-1872\r\nVolunteer WV has developed a website to help \u201cconnect the dots\u201d between those donating and those who need to receive the donations. Please visit www.wvflood.com for more information.\r\nFEMA\r\nDisaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)\r\nFor those out of work due to the disaster, DUA is now available, even for self-employed workers. DUA applies to those living inside or outside ja designated county whose work has been affected. To apply with WorkForce West Virginia, visit workforcewv.org. The deadline to apply is July 27, for Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties and July 29 for Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties.\r\nDisaster Survivor Assistance Teams are canvassing shelters and conducting outreach in counties designated for individual assistance. Members carry FEMA photo IDs. If the photo is not displayed, ask to see it. Legitimate FEMA inspectors will have the applicant\u2019s nine-digit case number assigned at registration and always carry FEMA identification with a photograph.\r\nAffected renters are eligible for FEMA grants to help with such related expenses as:\r\n\u2022 Renting a new place to live when the renter\u2019s previous home was lost due to the disaster\r\n\u2022 Disaster-related medical and dental expenses.\r\n\u2022 Replacing or repairing lost or damaged personal property including appliances and furniture, textbooks and computers used by students, and work equipment or tools used by the self-employed.\r\n\u2022 Replacing or repairing damaged vehicles.\r\n\u2022 Disaster-related funeral and burial expenses.\r\nFEMA grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid. They are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, welfare assistance, SNAP benefits and several other programs. Eligible renters can apply for assistance by using the FEMA App for smartphones, going online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling (800) 621-3362. Assistance from FEMA is intended to help jump-start the recovery; it may not cover all damage or property loss. Private insurance and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are major sources of funding for disaster recovery.\r\nGrants are available to aid the repair of damaged privately owned access roads and bridges, through FEMA\u2019s Individuals and Households program, if:\r\n\u2022 The survivor meets all basic eligibility criteria for the Individuals and Households Program assistance and;\r\n\u2022 The survivor is the homeowner, and the home is their primary residence.\r\n\u2022 The survivor meets at least one additional requirement:\r\na. The road\/bridge is the only access to the property\r\nb. The home cannot be accessed due to damaged infrastructure\r\nc. The safety of the occupants could be adversely affected because emergency services vehicles, such as ambulances or fire trucks, could not reach the residence. However, this will only be considered if access was available prior to the disaster.\r\nMore information is available through the FEMA Helpline: (800) 621-3362. For more information on FEMA\u2019s role in West Virginia\u2019s disaster recovery, visit http:\/\/www.fema.gov\/disaster\/4273.\r\nRoad and Bridge Closures\r\nAs posted by the WVDOH as of July 6, are as follows:\r\nAnjean Road - roadway washed out between MP 1 \u2013 MP 5\r\nBlue Sulphur Pike Road - culvert washed out\r\nKeiffer Road - bridge washed out between MM 6\u2013 MM 9\r\nPond Lick Road - road washed out between MM 0.00 \u2013 MM 1.07\r\nFatalities\r\nAccording to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the number of deaths attributed to the floods remains at 23. That total includes the 22 confirmed fatalities with one person missing and presumed dead in Greenbrier County. Fatalities by county: Greenbrier 15 (14 bodies recovered; one missing and presumed dead); Kanawha 6; Ohio 1; Jackson 1.