CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia announced it has set up a flood recovery legal help hotline for citizens to consult as they recover from devastating flooding.

The hotline will include free information, assistance and advice for flood victims, including filing insurance claims; dealing with contracts for repairs; problems with mortgage companies and damaged homes; replacing important legal documents; problems with landlords of damaged rental housing; and contesting insurance claim denials.

“The legal and administrative problems created in the wake of a disaster are numerous,” said Erica Pulling, development director at Legal Aid of West Virginia. “We are here to offer guidance on the complex issues facing many West Virginians.”

The number for the hotline is 877-331-4259. For more legal information related to natural disasters, go to

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