Gov. Justice says state resources, personnel have been dispatched to assist flood victims

7/29/2017

First responders from across the state, National Guard and Division of Highways personnel are on the scene in affected areas
CHARLESTON, WV - “We are extremely saddened and deeply concerned for all West Virginians that are experiencing flooding and damage right now,” said Gov. Justice. “We have mobilized our National Guard and Highways personnel and they are assisting other first responders from across the state to make sure our citizens in these affected areas are being kept safe and out of harm’s way. Numerous evacuations have and are continuing to take place and as of right now no fatalities or serious injuries have been reported-and we want to keep it that way.

“I of all people know how terrible these situations can be after experiencing the tragedy of the flooding in West Virginia during June 2016," Gov. Justice added. "But West Virginians are strong people and in this time of need we will do everything we can to aid our neighbors. After the waters recede we will work with them to begin clean-up and start the recovery process from this horrible devastation.

“I urge all West Virginians to join Cathy and I as we continue to pray for the safety and well-being of all of our citizens that have been impacted by this flooding.”
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Butch Antolini, Butch.Antolini@wv.gov, 304-890-2945

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