State leaders also reminded residents that the deadline to apply for assistance related to the June 29 derecho is Monday.
FEMA has been authorized to grant individual assistance to residents in 20 West Virginia counties, including Kanawha, Boone, Lincoln, Raleigh, Fayette and Jackson counties.
"The clock is ticking for families and businesses to apply for recovery assistance," Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. said. "Time and family budgets are tight, but investing some time upfront can bring families and businesses significant savings as they recover."
Those wishing to apply can do so by visiting www.
DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said given the extent of the damage caused by both the derecho and Sandy, it was crucial that residents remembered to apply for assistance.
"I know how many of our families and our businesses are struggling to recover," Tomblin said in a statement. "I appreciate the help FEMA is providing, and I encourage those who have not already applied for the federal assistance from this summer's storms to contact FEMA by Monday."
He said he would also keep working with federal officials to secure more funding for Sandy recovery efforts.
"For folks who are now dealing with damage from Hurricane Sandy, please know I continue to work with FEMA to get you the help you need," Tomblin said.
Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.