It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Neysa
I had no idea that this was going on. Thank you for letting us know. My thoughts are with these people.
The Greenbrier Resort is opening its doors to victims devastated by flooding in West Virginia. In a statement Saturday evening, the resort said it is offering a limited number of rooms and meals to those with no place to go for as long as the resort is closed for business. Greenbrier owner and CEO Jim Justice said, "We just hope that by providing a good meal and a comfortable and safe place to spend the night that we can help ease the pain just a little to those who are suffering so much from this unbelievable disaster."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Flood victims in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas counties can apply for individual disaster assistance with FEMA beginning Sunday. Application can be made either online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The number will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Individual assisstance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs, FEMA said. The disaster declaration also includes public assistance for the three counties. Gov. Earl Tomblin is expected to seek assistance for other counties once damage assessments are completed.
"Roads destroyed, bridges out, homes burned down, washed off foundations," he said. "Multiple sections of highway just missing. Pavement just peeled off like a banana. I've never seen anything like that."