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WV Flood 2016 Resources

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WV DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FLOOD INFO & RESOURCE CONTACT INFO



Updates on flood info and resources are being posted on the homepage of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has committed itself to directly helping those in need.  In the short term, the Foundation will provide immediate relief to those directly affected by the flooding on a screened and as-needed basis.  The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation is also committing resources to long-term reconstruction efforts in flood-damaged communities.  For more information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Chamber's Foundation, please contact Amanda Pasdon at apasdon@wvchamber.com, (304) 989-0664, Steve Roberts at sroberts@wvchamber.com, or John Canfield at jcanfield@wvchamber.com

FEMA CONTACT INFO
400 FEMA workers are on the ground in West Virginia and anyone needing to register for assistance can do so by going to https://www.disasterassistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-FEMA.  People can also register by visiting one of four FEMA sites in West Virginia that are set up in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.

Governor Tomblin ‏@GovTomblin advises visiting wvflood.com  for comprehensive #wvflood information, including donation centers, shelter locations, and volunteer sign-up


Flood Resources for People with Disabilities

If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.


Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is the nation's only disaster relief and recovery organization for people with disabilities. Portlight provides durable medical equipment and other equipment that people with disabilities may need.

Representatives from Portlight are currently in West Virginia. Contact:
Shari Myers, email shari@portlight.org and cell phone, 214-755-3446
Paul Timmons, email paul@portlight.org and cell phone 843-817-2651
Please contact Shari if there are any needs or problems at Red Cross shelters.

FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

Gay Jones Gay.Jones@fema.dhs.gov and
PJ Mattiacci Philip.Mattiacci@fema.dhs.gov
are available to address the needs of people with disabilities.

Flood Resources for People with Disabilities from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living -
If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
www.mtstcil.org
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)
mtstcil@mtstcil.org

BECKLEY OFFICE
329 Prince Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122
beckley@mtstcil.org


UMCOR - New Vision Depot of WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response
another group that is helping in relief for those in need from the ‪#‎WVFlood2016‬ is the new distribution center New Vision Depot - WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response.  A Disaster Relief Ministry of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church located in Beaver WV.  Make sure to visit their facebook page to find out how you can help or get involved in assisting them in helping others.


Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce
 The United Way of the Greenbrier Valley has developed a flood relief campaign and is accepting donations to aid local flood victims. They have worked tirelessly through the weekend to collect supplies and transport same to the shelters in affected areas. A Facebook page has been developed with the current list of supplies needed. Please reference Greenbrier Valley Flood Recovery and Relief if able to contribute in any way.

The Chamber is reaching out to its business members in flood areas to see how we can be of support. Please send an email or response to this message with your needs and we will help spread the word for you on social media. You may also reach us by phone at 304-645-2818. If you need supplies, please send a list. If you need volunteers, please send numbers and who they should contact. If you need assistance getting the word out about business closures or altered hours, pass along the information you want distributed to the community.

Our staff is here to help in any way possible. Office hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Please feel free to use us as a resource for contact numbers of local shelters, organizations providing aid, etc. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every citizen of Greenbrier County as our community grieves, cleans, rebuilds, and heals from this disaster.

GREENBRIER CO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPDATE - June 30, 2016:  The WV National Guard is providing the following at Greenbrier West High School at Warrior Way in Charmco: Three tents are set and ready to provide shelter to flood victims. The tents have air conditioning. Additionally, there is one shower unit (four showers), and one laundry unit (four washers, four dryers) ready to use now. By early afternoon today there will be more tents and two additional shower and laundry units ready for use. They have 1300 gallons of water to use right now and a 7500 gallon DOH tanker truck en-route. There will be more, but we wanted to inform those in need of what’s currently available.

All volunteer agencies that are working in Greenbrier County should call in to the Greenbrier Emergency Operations Center at 304-645-5444 and ask to speak to Laura Pysz, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator so that we can get your contact information.  Laura is working on a resource book and needs your information.  She is working closely with Senator John Unger who is in the field working with the Non-Governmental Organizations.  If unavailable by phone her email is: greenbrierdisaster2016@gmail.com. Thank you for assisting us with our flood recovery efforts!

Spontaneous volunteers that would like to be assigned a volunteer role should go to the Volunteer Reception Center in Lewisburg if already here in the county.  VRCs are located at 204 North Jefferson in Lewisburg, Magic Mart, 510 Park Center in Rainelle, and The Old White Motors at 89 E. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs.  The main number is 304-808-1872.  A Volunteer Reception Center matches volunteers with skills with voluntary agencies that need additional volunteers.

If residents have not yet registered with FEMA, they should go to the Disaster Recovery Center, if possible.  These centers will assist residents with getting registered with FEMA. Or they can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go to disasterassistance.gov. The Disaster Recovery Centers are located at The Old Kroger Building at 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, and at City Hall in Rainelle.

The Health Department will have tetanus vaccine available at the health department in Fairlea today and tomorrow from 8:30am until 11:30am and 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Vaccine will be given free of charge and is available to anyone that has been or will be working in the flood waters. If it has been more than five years since your last tetanus shot, and you are working in the flood waters, a booster dose is needed.  The Health Department also has a small supply of N-95 masks available. Please note that staff cannot fit test you for these. Diapers (premature through size 4), formula, breast milk storage bottles with attachable nipples, tampons, and basic wound care supplies are available for anyone in need.

The Lewisburg water system, with the exception of Caldwell and Monroe Draft, has been lifted from the boil water advisory after receiving favorable bacteriological water sampling results.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

Barb Miller, Greenbrier County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer
304-645-5444
piogreenbrier@gmail.com

For the most up-to-date official information for Greenbrier County, go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/staff.gchsem


Flood Resources and Information from Congressman Evan Jenkins website

Emergency Aid, Distribution Sites, Shelters and Emergency Contact phone numbers


Monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross at (304) 340-3650 or http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia or the United Way at http://www.unitedwaycwv.org/
 

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