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Tomblin Requests Federal Assistance For 20 More Counties
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Reported: Oct. 16, 2012 10:35 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012 11:06 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia's governor is requesting federal assistance for more West Virginia residents who were affected by the June 29 storm.
On Tuesday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested that FEMA provide individual assistance to residents in 20 additional counties for help recovering from the summer storm.
Earlier this year, Tomblin won an appeal to provide individual assistance in four counties and has been working with federal officials to see that more residents receive assistance.
"While I'm grateful to the many individuals and organizations who have worked hard to help families and businesses throughout our state, the need stretches beyond their means," Tomblin said. "An expansion of the July federal disaster declaration to include individual assistance can mean the world of difference for many."
The additional counties in the governor's request include Boone, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Tyler, Webster, Wetzel and Wood.
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