WASHINGTON, D.C. (WV News) — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Wednesday $2,648,506 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for Richwood to help repair damage that occurred during the 2016 floods.
The funding will be used to restore the roadway and damaged right-of-ways, restore the drainage system, and install a redesigned storm sewer, municipal water, and sanitary sewer system along Oakford Avenue in downtown.
“The 2016 floods took 23 West Virginians from us and caused terrible destruction across parts of our state, but we didn’t let that stop us. Our entire state came together, as West Virginian’s do in times of crisis, to support our neighbors, family, and friends during this horrible disaster. Over four years later, our communities are still rebuilding and I’m pleased that the City of Richwood, will be receiving funding to help their efforts. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding that helps our communities heal,” Sen. Manchin said.