Author: Kayla M. McCoy

The West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) has published the Substantial Amendment to the 2016 CDBG-DR Action Plan as a condition for receiving an additional $45,595,000 in CDBG-DR funds to assist with recovery efforts from the June 2016 flood. You may find the Substantial Amendment on the WVDO’s website located here. A public meeting will be held at 6 pm on November 2, 2017, at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. Public comments will be accepted until November 3, 2017, and can be submitted via: Email:    DisasterRecovery@WV.gov Phone: (304) 558-2234 Mail:      West Virginia Development Office, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard...

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Firefighters Addressing South Wildfire in the Monongahela National Forest

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia, November 23, 2016 – Firefighters continue to fight a wildfire discovered Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Big Draft Wilderness. The South Fire has grown to approximately 175 acres and is inching toward private timberlands to the south.  A helicopter is on site to support firefighters on the ground with aerial reconnaissance and water bucket drops.  Additional resources continue to arrive, including a 20-person hand crew, several fire engines and support staff. According to Terry Walter, Forest Fire Management Officer and Forest Service Incident Commander, there remains no eminent threat to structures.  “Hunters and...

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Deadline Extended for Demolition

WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Info: Demolition and Debris Removal Program ***This program has been extended until Friday, Dec, 9, 2016*** Homeowners whose residences were damaged beyond repair and left uninhabitable by June’s severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides that affected large swaths of central and southern West Virginia have until Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, to apply for demolition and debris removal programs on their private property. An eligible applicant’s debris removal from private property can be funded, providing that county officials determine that disaster-generated debris on private property in the designated area constitutes: • immediate threats...

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