UPDATE: Gov. Justice adds Jackson and Mason counties to State of Emergency for severe winter weather

2/18/2021

UPDATED: 2/18/21

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has expanded his ongoing State of Emergency proclamation for severe winter weather to include Jackson and Mason counties.

Click here to view the updated proclamation

The State of Emergency, originally announced on Tuesday for Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, and Wayne counties due to severe winter storms causing numerous power outages and road blockages, remains in effect for these counties as well.

The previously declared State of Preparedness is still in effect for the remaining 49 counties in West Virginia.

Original story below:

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ORIGINAL STORY: 2/16/21

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, and Wayne counties due to the severe winter storm that has caused numerous power outages and road blockages over the past week.


Gov. Justice has also declared a State of Preparedness for the remaining 51 counties due to further severe winter storms that are expected to cause additional outages and road blockages throughout West Virginia.

Click here to view the proclamation

As part of today's State of Emergency, the Governor has directed the West Virginia Emergency Management Division to:
  • Implement the West Virginia Emergency Operations Plan as it relates to winter storm response.
  • Mobilize appropriate personnel and resources to respond to the emergency.
Yesterday, Gov. Justice announced that he was calling upon the West Virginia Emergency Management Division to stand by on “high alert” to coordinate a potential response to the storm.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days, unless terminated by subsequent proclamation.

Contact Information

Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov

Contact

Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

Governor's Mansion:
304.558.3588

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