WV and National Disaaaster News - June 30, 2021


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WV Daily COVID Update & Stats for June 30, 2021 (WV DHHR) - DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 79-year old female from Gilmer County, an 88-year old female from Wayne County, a 76-year old male from Berkeley County, an 84-year old female from Jefferson County, a 90-year old female from Wayne County, an 81-year old female from Mineral County, a 79-year old male from Wetzel County, a 65-year old female from Braxton County, a 54-year old male from Fayette County, a 94-year old female from Marshall County, a 76-year old female from Mercer County, and an 83-year old male from Kanawha County.

Eleven of the 12 deaths reported in today’s dashboard report are a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate. Seven of the eleven deaths were from April and May 2021, while four of the deaths occurred in September 2020 (1), October 2020 (2), and January 2021 (1).


Justice: Delta variant of covid-19 is ‘one that is scaring us to death’ (WV MetroNews)

The Delta Variant of Covid Signals the Pandemic is Not Over in WV (WV MetroNews)

Mostly good news on COVID-19 in WV, but there is one growing concern (WFXR)

Disaster-SNAP benefits available to flood victims (Williamson Daily News)

Nine Years Since the Ohio Valley/Mid-Atlantic Derecho (WVNS)



Fauci warns there may soon be 'two Americas' as divide widens between vaccinated and unvaccinated areas (CNN)

COVID-19 Was Always Going To Be A Struggle For The CDC (FiveThirtyEight)

Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, First Lady Jill Biden on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘The game is not over’ (USA Today)

FEMA refusing to reimburse NYC hospitals for $860M in COVID costs due to ‘inexplicable’ payout system: officials  (NY Daily News)

America’s pandemic stockpile struggles to ramp up (Politico)



Tropical Atlantic on par with 2020 hurricane season (AccuWeather)

Also see  Orlando Sentinel (FL) and Forbes and Miami Herald (FL)/MSN

US Rep Debbie Dingell asks why Dearborn infrastructure keeps failing after latest flood (FOX)

Deadly heat across Seattle shatters all-time high-temperature record (AccuWeather)

California Wildfires Burn Amid Record Heat (The Weather Channel)

Bill Cassidy: Let's look hard at what works, and what doesn't work, when disaster strikes (The Advocate)

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