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West Virginia Gets $5M for Flood Recovery Case Managers

Downtown Richwood, WV, at dawn after hours of heavy rain flooded the little town.

West Virginia officials say the state has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to put case managers in each county hurt by flooding in June and help flood victims with remaining unmet needs.

According to the governor’s office, the Federal Emergency Management Agency funding is for assessing and verifying those needs and outlining steps necessary for recovery.

The casework process will include assessments, coordinating information about resources, developing individual recovery plans and monitoring progress.

Jimmy Gianato, state director of emergency management, says they’ll work to ensure people get needed help and that there’s no duplication of benefits.