Funds to help repair flood-damaged roads in 2 W.Va. counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding will help repair flood-damaged roads in two West Virginia counties. 

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced $8.3 million in funding Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program. 

The money will help repair roads in Marshall and Tyler counties that were damaged by floods last February. 

The state Division of Highways will use most of the money for repairs in Marshall County. 

During a town hall meeting in December, Marshall County schools superintendent Jeffrey Cook said road conditions in his area were so bad that "somebody's going to get killed" if improvements aren't made.

By:  Staff
Source: Huntington Herald-Dispatch