EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFederal Aid Sought For WV Storm Recovery
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 13, 2013 3:15 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 13, 2013 3:57 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking for federal assistance to help with recovery and repair efforts in central West Virginia following storms earlier this summer.
Tomblin is seeking a major disaster declaration following the mid-June storms that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides.
Officials said that the declaration would provide help to individuals, businesses and local government agencies in Roane County.
Public assistance also would provide help to local government agencies in Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis and Mason counties.
Tomblin said the storms were particularly destructive in the city of Spencer. And in nearby Mason County, local farmers, buses, mail delivery and local residents were affected by the closure of a highly traveled bridge.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.