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Audit: $5 Million IOU As West Virginia Missed FEMA Deadlines

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A state audit says West Virginia’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management didn’t comply with federal regulations, forcing localities to pay for disaster relief. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports on the Legislative Auditor’s Office audit released on Sunday. It says the state has been late for years in submitting a grant… Read More

Nelsonville Gets FEMA Grant for House Demolition

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NELSONVILLE — The city of Nelsonville has been awarded a $186,801 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to acquire and demolish homes in flood hazard areas. Up to nine homes will be demolished and the land returned to permanent green space. Participation by property owners is voluntary, according to City Code Director Steve Pierson…. Read More