More federal aid approved for West Virginia flood damage


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More federal aid is on the way to help West Virginia governments pay for extensive damage done by floods that killed 23 people.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced in a news release Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for agencies in 11 counties.

The counties include Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster.

The aid supports governments in debris removal, emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation and the repair, replacement or restoration of flood-damaged, publicly-owned facilities.

Certain nonprofits may qualify.

FEMA already has approved more than $18 million in individual assistance to help people with medical and housing support and other immediate needs.

Individual aid is available in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, Webster and Lincoln counties.

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