Lawmakers announce federal assistance for Derecho

Local - 8/12/2013 4:35 PM by Courtney Rosemond
CHARLESTON - West Virginia's politicians announce more than 1.2 million dollars in FEMA funding to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to help the state recover from the June 2012 Derecho.

The funding will help offset the cost of activating the State's Emergency Operations Center during the Derecho in June 2012. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center during the Derecho to provide 24-hour support to local emergency operations in several impacted counties and state agencies that lost power and water.

They also made several necessities available for residents including drinking water, food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, infant formula, diapers, oxygen, and generators.

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