WV Gathers More Data for Storm Aid Appeal
A state official says a storm damage review provides more data for West Virginia’s appeal of the federal government’s denial of individual disaster assistance.
Homeland Security and Emergency Management director Jimmy Gianato tells the Charleston Daily Mail that damage in more than a dozen counties has been reassessed.
A June 29 windstorm and subsequent storms left three people dead and more than 680,000 customers without electricity across the state.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state’s request for federal assistance to help governments pay for public damages.
But FEMA denied Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s request for aid for individuals.