WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s March 24 request for a federal disaster declaration following Winter Storm Thor. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response:

“This emergency declaration will allow West Virginia to access much-needed federal disaster aid to recover from the significant damage caused by Winter Storm Thor. Last week, I joined with my colleagues in West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation to support Governor Tomblin’s request for a major disaster declaration, and I am pleased FEMA has granted this request. West Virginians always look out for one another, especially in times of need, and these federal funds will help us to recover and rebuild.”

The following counties are eligible to receive federal public assistance funding under the declaration: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.