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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 …

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 …

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 …

West Virginia Federal Flood Aid Reaches $72M

Federal assistance has reached $72 million for West Virginians affected by devastating floods last month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the money includes grants, loans and claims to individuals and state and local governments. FEMA says it has awarded …

West Virginia Offering Millions in Minigrants to Flood-Damaged Businesses

The state is making millions of dollars in minigrants available for small businesses damaged by deadly floods last month. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Monday that grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to small businesses through the RISE West …

West Virginia Rural Areas Still Without Vital Services After Floods

Residents in some southern West Virginia public service districts are still without water more than two weeks after severe flooding. The Kanawha Falls Public Service District, the utility service that provides water to Gauley Bridge, has been able to restore …

Emergency Aid Headed to West Virginia for Last Month’s Floods

Federal aid is on its way to some of the communities in West Virginia ravaged by flooding last month, the governor said July 7, delivering some good news on the same day the owner of a posh resort announced the …

West Virginia Insurance Head Implements Emergency Orders for June Storm Claims

  West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Michael Riley has issued several emergency orders to address the response and claims handling process from severe flooding that hit the state June 23. The three emergency orders signed and dated by Riley on June …

West Virginia Flood Damages At Least 5K Homes; $10M in FEMA Aid Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $10 million in individual assistance to West Virginia homeowners and renters following last month’s devastating flooding. FEMA says more than 2,000 inspections of damaged properties have been completed, and that more …