FEMA awards funds for storm recovery

April 13, 2019 GMT

WASHINGTON — The West Virginia Division of Highways has received more than $1 million in grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., announced.

The $1,284,283.64 was allocated after FEMA designated Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason and Wayne counties in the 3rd Congressional District of West Virginia as a disaster area on Feb. 17, 2018, as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.

“I thank FEMA for its continued dedication to helping residents of West Virginia,” Miller said. “The effects of natural disasters are felt in all aspects of life, and this funding will help rebuild our infrastructure and strengthen our economy. One year later, we must not lose focus on restoring our communities.”