U.S. President Biden Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

The White House

On November 28, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 12 to July 13, 2022.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in McDowell County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Jeffrey L. Jones as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed.

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