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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 …

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 …

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 …

Nearly $200k Granted to Flood-Damaged Businesses in West Virginia

The state has given a round of almost $200,000 in grants to 23 Greenbrier County small businesses damaged by floods. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the grants Thursday at Cook’s Country Kitchen in White Sulphur Springs and D&D Hardware in …

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 …

Hometown Pride: Actress Jennifer Garner Brings in $500K for West Virginia Flood Victims

Jennifer Garner, the Hollywood actress and former Charleston resident, has raised more than $500,000 for flood relief in West Virginia. This does not include the money from her “West Virginia Strong” T-shirt sales, nor the more than $120,000 raised at …