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Tomblin Extends State of Emergency for 12 Flood Counties

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has extended the state of emergency declared in 12 West Virginia counties impacted by last month’s flooding. 

Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties will remain under a state of emergency until August 22.

Extending the proclamation allows state resources for cleanup and recovery to continue to be focused on those affected areas.

Thousands of homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed after high waters reached historic levels in some communities.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has awarded more than $30 million  in federal aid to West Virginians so far.