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Obama Signs W.Va. Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama

President Obama has signed a major disaster declaration after severe storms last month caused damage in six counties.

Obama signed the declaration Thursday which makes federal aid available to support recovery efforts in Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Wayne counties. 

The funding comes after severe storms caused flooding, landslides and mudslides in the counties from April 3-5 this year.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures across the state.