CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has asked President Joe Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve a disaster declaration for West Virginia because of flooding last month.
According to a news release, Justice declared a state of emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties related to the flooding.
On May 6, West Virginia experienced large-scale flooding throughout the state. Some of the flooding in Huntington included rapidly moving floodwaters several feet deep covered cars along one neighborhood.
The governor’s request for a disaster declaration includes individual assistance with the possibility of receiving Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Small Business Administration Disaster Loans.