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WV General Assembly Approves Flood Funding Legislation

September 19th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the following statement on the Legislature's passage of a bill to provide funding covering West Virginia's 25 percent share of expenses incurred as a result of the June 2016 flooding that impacted 12 counties: 

"I thank the Legislature for promptly approving this funding as West Virginians continue rebuilding after these devastating floods. With state funding now available, we can continue covering our share of costs and working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine whether West Virginia will ultimately qualify for the federal government to cover 90 percent of all disaster-related expenses. The damages of this flooding were far-reaching, and the recovery process will take years. By maximizing federal support and continuing to do our share, we can make that process much smoother for impacted communities, businesses and families." 

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