Capito Welcomes More Than $28 Million for Flood Recovery
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $28,244,069 through the Department of Transportation (DOT) for flood recovery in West Virginia. Funding will go toward the repair of roads and transportation facilities located on federal lands that were damaged during the June 2016 floods.
“Memories of the devastating floods that impacted our state in the summer of 2016 will never go away for many West Virginians,” Senator Capito said. “While some wounds can never truly heal, I have worked diligently over the past two years to give our communities the resources they need to rebuild and restore a sense of normalcy. The work continues, and these resources will help our state and federal agency partners repair infrastructure that many West Virginians depend on. These funds follow last week’s announcement of $106 million from HUD Disaster Relief to help the state in efforts to prevent similar events from happening again.”
Individual awards listed below:
- State of West Virginia
- $12,000,000 through the Emergency Relief program for various project sites.
- $3,600,000 through the Emergency Relief program for various project sites.
- U.S. Forest Service
- $12,131,106 through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program for various project sites in Randolph, Pocahontas, Webster, Greenbrier, and Nicholas counties.
- $300,000 through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program for various project sites in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, and Webster counties.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- $212,963 through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program for various project sites in Greenbrier County.
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