CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the West Virginia floods of 2016, more federal money is coming to help flood victims.
Senator Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia, says he has secured another $106 million through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
That’s in addition to $150 million that has already been disbursed to flood victims over the past two years.
According to Senator Manchin, the new money has not been published yet in the federal register, but it will be available by the end of the fiscal year in September.
“I hope everything works out. We’re going to assisting in every way possible, but West Virginia will have enough money, to do the job to help people get back their lives. It’s just a shame that it’s taken two years,” said Senator Manchin.
According to Senator Manchin, homeowners who maxed-out on aid from FEMA should qualify for additional federal aid under the new HUD financial disbursements.