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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from April 11 to April 12, 2024. Federal funding is available to state and eligible […]

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Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from April 11 to April 12, 2024.

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 the counties of Boone, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Lincoln, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel.

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

Mr. Jeffrey L. Jones of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected].

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2024/05/24/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-west-virginia-disaster-declaration-7/

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