Curbside pickup and dump site update
The following schedule is in effect for curbside pickup and the temporary debris sites. Curbside pickup will stop on Aug. 17. Ronceverte/Fort Spring pickup will stop on Aug. 11.
Pickup schedule starting Aug. 1:
• Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (White Sulphur Springs/Rt. 92 and Rainelle)
• Thursday (Caldwell and Rupert/Hines)
• Friday (Ronceverte/Fort Spring and Charmco/Leslie)
Temporary dump sites are scheduled to close on Aug. 31, except the River Road site, which is closing on Aug. 11, and Leslie Slate Dump Road, closing Aug. 20.
• Murphy Field – Anjean Road – Open
• Old Theatre – Charmco – Open
•Leslie Slate Dump – Open until Aug. 20
• River Road – Ronceverte – Open until Aug. 11
• Water Plant – White Sulphur Springs – Open
• Industrial Park – Rainelle – Open
• 4th Street – Caldwell – Open
Emergency Management office establishes flood demolition hotline
Starting Monday, Aug. 1, the Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management office established a phone hotline for people who are interested in applying for demolition of their homes and debris from the demolition to be hauled away.
The process for this state and federal program will be that a person, who has the legal authority to the property, can call 304-647-9930 (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and provide name, address and contact number.
The office will then have a county representative go to the residence to make a determination if the home will meet the criteria to future process the application.
If your home is determined to continue in the process, then you will need to sign a “Hold Harmless and Right of Entry” document. Your application will then be sent to the state for future processing. This is a voluntary program.
Have housing needs changed? Tell FEMA now
If you already registered with FEMA and your housing situation has changed, please get in touch with FEMA and update your application. Call 800-621-3362.
You may have told FEMA you were moving in with family or friends. But that situation may have changed.
You may have told FEMA you planned to stay in your flood damaged home while repairs are being made. Now that may be proving too difficult. Perhaps repairs haven’t gone as quickly as you hoped.
These and other situations may make you eligible now for temporary housing assistance.
Follow up on your application by calling the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362 (voice 711 or video relay services) or 800-462-7585for TTY users. The Helpline is staffed from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Go online to update your application at DisasterAssistance.gov.You can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center; find locations at www.fema.gov/DRC or by calling the Helpline.
If you have damage or losses from the June 22-29 flooding, severe storms, mudslides and landslides, don’t wait to register for aid. Use the same phone numbers and website above or visit a recovery center.
FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding
As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and five local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand this week to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. A variety of free workshops for storm-impacted homeowners on such topics as repairing or installing flooring and what to do with rain-soaked drywall will be presented daily. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourselfers and general contractors.
FEMA advisors will be at: Ace Hardware, 326 Main Street, Rainelle, on Aug. 6, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.