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Gov. Jim Justice Declares State of Emergency in Four Counties as Result of Heavy Rain with Flooding Woes

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on July 01, 2019 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

UPDATE: The official declaration has been filed for the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jim Justice yesterday. The counties included in the declaration are Grant, Pendleton, Preston, Tucker, and Randolph Counties. Severe flash flooding affected these areas after heavy rains fell Saturday night. 
 
The Governor has authorized West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike Todorovich to support local counties and to use all state resources necessary. The Governor also directed the West Virginia National Guard to assist. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is coordinating with officials in the declaration area to determine their needs.
 
ORIGINAL: At 4:30 p.m. Sunday Gov. Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for Grant, Pendleton, Tucker, and Randolph Counties due to heavy rainfall Saturday night that caused significant local flooding. Other counties may be added as necessary.
 
After being briefed on the extent of the flooding, the Governor verbally stated his intent to declare a state of emergency. The official declaration will be filed tomorrow. 
 
The Governor has authorized West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike Todorovich to support local counties and to use all state resources necessary. The Governor also directed the West Virginia National Guard to assist. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is coordinating with officials in the declaration area to determine their needs.
 
 
Editor's Note: Photo courtesy of Wayne Worth. Visit his Facebook page to see how you you can assist those impacted.



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