Buchanan County and Tazewell County were flooded last July. Nearly a year later, they’re still waiting on state aid.
Local officials say they learned from the devastating flash flood that hit Hurley in 2021 and were more prepared when a similar deluge came a year later to Whitewood. But funding delays and red tape mean the recovery is still plodding along.
More than $2 million in state aid has been disbursed to residents of Hurley whose homes were damaged or destroyed in a flash flood more than a year ago, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. But a shortage of available contractors and a need for documentation may be hampering efforts to distribute more money. The money, […]
The governor rolled out his proposed amendments to the biennial state budget Thursday. Local lawmakers applauded Youngkin’s proposal to set aside more emergency funds for Buchanan County flood victims.
The Appalachian Regional Commission has made a $100,000 grant related to the July flooding in Whitewood.
Three months after a flash flood devastated parts of Buchanan County, winter looms for residents who lost homes.
The denial comes a year after the federal agency rejected a similar request from Hurley for a different flood.
FEMA rejected requests for aid for victims of the August 2021 flood in Buchanan County, prompting the state to step in.
President Biden approved a disaster declaration.
Warner, Kaine, Griffith cite previous request for federal aid for Hurley, ask Biden to consider “cumulative impact on this community.”