West Virginia flood victims News

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, …

Students Building Tiny Houses for West Virginia Flood Survivors

Vocational students from across West Virginia are building tiny houses to help some people struggling to recover from flooding this year. Students from 12 vocational schools are designing and building the houses, which will be presented to Gov. Earl Ray …

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 …