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CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued a State of Preparedness for all 55 counties in West Virginia on Sunday ahead of the remnants of Hurricane Ida, following the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Ida is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast later today as a Category Four storm, with remnants predicted to reach the Mountain State by Tuesday evening and then tracking northeast through Thursday.

“Due to the magnitude of Hurricane Ida and the rainfall amounts predicted for West Virginia, I have ordered our state agencies to prepare to respond immediately if necessary,” Gov. Justice said. “We’re ready to provide all possible resources should flooding or other weather incidents occur.”

Coordinating agencies are now on standby to report to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) should the need arise. For the duration of this event, the NWS will hold daily briefings with state leaders and emergency management personnel.

The SEOC is currently at an “Enhanced Watch level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is ready for full activation should it be ordered.

Performing around-the-clock monitoring of weather and water levels in rivers and streams, the West Virginia Emergency Management Division’s (EMD) Watch Center will notify leaders if local emergency management agencies request assistance.

“With the Governor’s State of Preparedness, our partner agencies and county emergency managers are on standby to respond,” said EMD Deputy Director Greg Fuller. “EMD remains at the ready to provide all possible resources to protect the lives and property of our citizens. In addition to our Enhanced Watch due to COVID-19, we continue our mission by coordinating the state’s response to severe weather or any other threat.”

All West Virginians should remain attentive to weather conditions through local media reports and be sure to follow any instructions issued by emergency officials. 

For updates, follow the West Virginia Emergency Management Division on social media at https://www.facebook.com/WVEMD/ and https://twitter.com/WVEMD.

CVFD RFP

by Town of Ceredo

The Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking bids for a few carpentry projects around their stations.

Contractors must be licensed and insured.

If interested in submitting a bid or to hear more about the possible projects please contact Rob Robson at (304) 453-4808 Ext. 1601.

Did you experience damage from the late February flooding?  Then apply for FEMA Assistance.

 

If you suffered damage or losses from the Feb. 27 – March 4, 2021 flooding, you have less than six weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Monday, July 19, 2021.

 

Individual disaster assistance grants for homeowners and renters are available to eligible residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties.

Here is how to register:

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

You should register even if you have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but if you have losses insurance doesn’t cover, you may receive help from FEMA after your insurance claims are settled.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Apply by Monday, July 19, 2021.

For more information on West Virginia’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4605. Learn more about Disaster Assistance at  www.disasterassistance.gov. For guidance about the Disaster Assistance application process at www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/program#apply.

There are three ways for residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties who experienced damage in the Feb. 27-March 4, 2021 flooding to apply for FEMA Assistance. Housing Assistance includes Rental Assistance, Lodging Expense Reimbursement and Home Repair Assistance. Applications will be accepted through July 19, 2021. 

*The Town of Ceredo and its employees are unable to answer any questions related to disaster aid. Please use the links and numbers above to inquire about assistance. 

Information originally shared by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. 

All town offices will be CLOSED Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage pickup will occur Tuesday, June 1st. The Ceredo Senior Wellness Center will also be closed.

Utility payments may still be made online at ceredowv.gov/billpay or by calling (304) 453-4675 Option 2.

By SARAH INGRAM HD Media Jan 6, 2021

CEREDO — Seniors of Ceredo will have a new place to hang out and work out after the opening of the new Ceredo Senior Wellness Center, set for the end of January.

Ceredo Mayor Paul Billups said the old Ceredo Elementary School had been sitting empty for too long, and he is excited to bring new life to the space for community members to enjoy.

“The Board of Education vacated it, and we took our time to decide what the best community use for it was and we decided that a senior wellness center would be the most value out of our dollar and provide the most to the public,” he said.

The facility includes rooms for Zumba, Silver Sneakers workouts, cardio and weight lifting workouts, pickleball and cornhole, a lounge area and a meeting room.

There is also a room dedicated to the Golden Girl Group Home for workout equipment and a practice area for the Ceredo Alumni Band, and Billups said they plan to set up a recreation area outside for use during warmer weather.

Billups said there will be a small membership fee, but it will not be too expensive. He also said there will be precautions taken while COVID-19 is still prominent in the area, but he believes the center will be able to utilize the facility completely in the future.

“This is all dependent on COVID; we’re going to take precautions and have hand sanitizer and everything we need to do to keep people safe,” he added. “Now, with this vaccine that could be available soon, that will hopefully open up some more possibilities and free range for this place and the people, so we just have to be patient.”

Community members Barry and Rhonda Scragg said they are looking forward to the opening of the wellness center and said it will be a great place for seniors to spend time.

“The mayor of Ceredo is saving the senior citizens that still care about fitness,” Barry Scragg said. “We have nowhere else to go, but the mayor and everyone is stepping up to give us a nice place to exercise and be together.”

The construction of the wellness center has been a low-cost project, according to Billups, who said a lot of the funding came from a special levy with funds meant specifically for community development projects and the donation of all the exercise equipment from the C-K Community Center. Additionally, he said there have been a lot of volunteers who have assisted in bringing the center together.

Ceredo’s maintenance supervisor, Dustin Long, has helped with the construction and said a lot of the labor comes from Ceredo’s public service employees. He said they have dedicated a lot of time to the space, and he thinks it will be a good spot for community members to enjoy and be proud of.

“Any spare time we have, we spend it here. These guys come in here and get work done while also keeping up with other projects in town,” Long said. “And it is something for the residents to be proud of. It can be beneficial for everyone, whether they want to work out or just meet up with people.”

Billups said they started thinking about creating the space just this summer and construction started around seven weeks ago. With the planned opening set for mid-January, he said the building had a good foundation and they just had to make a few changes.

In addition to moving in exercise equipment, Long said workers have been repainting rooms, resetting floors and replacing windows to allow more natural light in.

https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/senior-wellness-center-to-open-in-ceredo/article_cfb03590-e0bb-5638-8eb4-eec9929229e7.html