West Virginia floods 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 …

How Mapping Disasters Can Help Devastated Communities Rally

On Meredith Beers’ laptop, the intensity of the twister that touched down here in February is marked in green, yellow and red. The colors illustrate light, medium and heavy damage from the 150-mile winds that tore through the city’s Ninth …

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 …

West Virginia Lawmakers Approve $85M in Flood Relief

West Virginia lawmakers have finished a brief session addressing recovery costs from deadly floods in June. The Senate adjourned Tuesday after confirming gubernatorial appointments. The House of Delegates adjourned Monday. Senators unanimously approved a bill Monday allocating $85 million for …

West Virginia Governor Wants Special Session to Address $300M in Flood Damage

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to call lawmakers into session next week to cover West Virginia’s share of recovery costs after deadly floods in June caused about $300 million in damages. Tomblin told reporters Tuesday that the administration is finalizing …

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 …