WV to receive $3.2 million for flood recovery

By Staff reports
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (left) and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. (right)

More than $3.2 million in additional recovery funding to assist with damage from the deadly 2016 flood is on its way to West Virginia.

According to news releases from the offices of multiple West Virginia congress members, the funding is coming from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program.

The injection raises total federal funding directed to the state for recovery efforts to $107 million for the fiscal year.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the additional funding will help the state move forward from the flooding that killed 23 people in June.

“Many families and communities across our state are still struggling to recover from the destruction caused by flooding last summer,” she said in a written release. “These resources will be critical in helping West Virginia rebuild.”

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., shared similar remarks as well in a news release.

“This historic flooding impacted 44 West Virginia counties and devastated communities throughout the state,” he said. “This funding will help ensure every West Virginian affected by this flooding is provided the resources they need to recover.”

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