Capito, Manchin announce $1.2M for flood recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced $1,284,283 for the West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program. 

The funding, announced Friday, will support efforts to repair roads damaged as a result of flooding that occurred in February 2018, going toward Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties. 

“As we have seen many times, West Virginians roll up their sleeves following floods and other disasters and work hard to help their communities move forward,” Capito said. “Through my role as chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I have led efforts to make sure West Virginians and all Americans have the resources they need to support flood recovery, and I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to strengthen our preparedness for future disasters.” 

“Almost three years ago, West Virginia was hit with disastrous flooding that devastated our state. Many areas of West Virginia have yet to fully recover from the effects of the flooding and still need help rebuilding infrastructure, such as our roads,” said Manchin. “I have been continuously working with FEMA to bring funding like this to West Virginia so that we can rebuild these communities, and I will continue to fight to ensure that the federal government is a reliable partner in our ongoing recovery effort.”


By:  Staff
Source: The Review