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Berkeley County is declared disaster area

June 28, 2003

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared Berkeley County a disaster area due to flooding, allowing residents to get help with cleanup.

The announcement came Friday from U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Gov. Bob Wise.

Inwood East Estates off W.Va. 51 and Horner's Subdivision off W.Va. 45 at the Berkeley-Jefferson County line are among the hardest hit neighborhoods.

Grants are may cover the cost of temporary housing, minimal repairs and disaster-related medical care. It may include repair, cleaning or replacement of household items such as furniture, appliances and clothing, Wise's office said.

To receive assistance, flood victims must register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362.

Capito and Wise had toured flooded areas recently.

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