FEDERAL DISASTER HELP Governor Will Ask FEMA To Step In Following Tornadoes And Flooding
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Mar. 7, 2012 6:10 PM EST
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The cleanup continues in Wayne County and elsewhere following storms that ripped through the Mountain State last week.
But the governor says West Virginians can't do it all on their own...so he's asking the federal government to step in and lend a hand.
Kennie Bass/Eyewitness News: In addition to Wayne...Lincoln and Marion Counties are the initial focus of FEMA's attention. With damage assessments continuing, getting power back on, phone service restored and roads cleared is the top priority.
Wayne County was hit hardest by the storm, enduring an F3 tornado, which carries winds from 158 to 206 miles an hour. Hundreds of Wayne County customers are still without power.