State asks for more help following summer derecho
October 16, 2012 ·
West Virginia is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide Individual Assistance to 20 additional counties following the derecho that hit the state June 29.
The request from
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin comes after he successfully appealed for Individual Assistance for 4
counties. A press release from the Governor’s office says he's been working on securing the assistance
to the additional counties since then.
Tomblin is requesting
federal funds from the Individuals and Households Program,
Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Disaster Legal Services, Disaster
Supplemental Food Nutrition Assistance Program and Crisis Counseling, and
Small Business Administration disaster loans.
The request includes Boone, Cabell,
Clay, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Tyler, Webster, Wetzel and Wood counties.