Author: Kayla M. McCoy

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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Second Community Gathering Scheduled for Rainelle

Lewisburg Elks #1758, Greenbrier County Health Alliance, and Fruits of Labor will host a second community gathering  in Rainelle on Thursday, December 1st, 2016. Resources and information will be provided regarding community needs, including but not limited to flood relief efforts. A total of 80 free meals will be provided. We hope to see you...

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