2016 flood event News

Businesses Owned by West Virginia Gov Settle Flood Clean Up Suit for $550K

Three businesses owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family have agreed to settle for $551,420 a lawsuit that claimed they had not paid for $771,268 of cleanup work after the Greenbrier resort was hit by severe flooding …

Feds Grant Additional $3.2M to West Virginia for Flood Recovery

West Virginia will receive an additional $3.2 million from the federal government for disaster recovery efforts for last year’s major floods. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the community development block grant funding Monday. A statement released …

New Law Encourages Flood Protection in West Virginia Communities

A new law in West Virginia aims to help parts of the state better prepare for major flooding. A new state resiliency office will receive funds, coordinate efforts and update plans annually against disasters like the flooding last June that …

Jim Justice Businesses Request Dismissal of West Virginia Flood Cleanup Suit

Jim Justice’s businesses have responded to a lawsuit claiming the West Virginia governor-elect’s companies have not paid for $771,268 worth of flood cleanup work after the Greenbrier resort was hit by severe flooding last year. Lawyers representing Justice’s companies have …

Restoration Company Suing West Virginia’s New Gov Over Unpaid Flood Cleanup Bills

West Virginia Gov.-elect Jim Justice’s businesses are being sued by a flood restoration company for unpaid bills, after cleanup crews restored parts of the Greenbrier following flooding that hit parts of the state in late June. Attorneys for BMS CAT, …

State of Emergency from June Floods Extended in 5 West Virginia Counties

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is extending a state of emergency for five West Virginia counties devastated by floods in June. Tomblin announced the extension until Oct. 21 for Clay, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Webster counties to ensure that state resources …

8 West Virginia Counties Remain Under State of Emergency From June Floods

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is maintaining a state of emergency for eight West Virginia counties devastated by floods in June. On Monday, Tomblin announced the extension until Sept. 21 for eight of the 12 counties that have been under a …

2 Mississippi Communities Declared Ineligible for Federal Flood Aid

As thousands of south Louisiana flood victims apply for disaster assistance, residents of two Mississippi communities have been told they are not eligible for assistance. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokes tells The Natchez Democrat the damage in Crosby and Centreville …

West Virginia Begins Demolition of Flood-Ravaged Homes, Plans Town Recoveries

The West Virginia Army National Guard over the weekend began tearing down homes ruined by floods in June. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants those communities to rebuild with a long-term focus on diversifying their economies. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer told …

Major Flooding Hits West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle

Heavy rains have caused major flooding but no reported injuries in the West Virginia Northern Panhandle community of Follansbee. Follansbee Fire Chief Larry Rea tells media outlets that two people were removed from their vehicles after becoming trapped in high …