West Virginia in a State of Emergency
West Virginia Flag – iStockphoto/ThinkStock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency for West Virginia Saturday due to the powerful storms on Friday night. 500,000 people are without power in about 27 counties.
President Obama also signed an emergency declaration for West Virginia Saturday. He authorized the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help coordinate the all the disaster relief efforts for West Virginia.
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