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.”
A year after a flash flood killed one person and left dozens of families homeless in the Buchanan County community of Hurley, cleanup continues. So does planning for how to keep the next flood from wreaking such devastation.
The Institute for Nonprofit News named the coverage as a finalist in its annual awards.
From elsewhere: Hearing set for large-scale solar project in Halifax County. Iconic Marion building demolished. Part of Poor Mountain to remain undeveloped.
Dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged when rain and runoff poured into narrow mountain streams. The recovery is just beginning.