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COVIDWV Daily COVID Update & Stats for August 3, 2022 (WV DHHR) - there are currently 3,166 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been six deaths reported since the last report (yesterday), with a total of 7,169 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 65-year old female from Hardy County, an 86-year old male from Marshall County, a 74-year old male from Jackson County, a 51-year old male from Mercer County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, and an 85-year old female from Braxton County.
JUNE 2016 WV FLOOD RECOVERY
DISASTER RECOVERY Trapped in harm's way as disasters mount (The Center for Public Integrity) - The article documents the plight of residents in vulnerable communities across the U.S. to get buyout money from FEMA after repeated flooding, which was denied. The article notes the federal government is slowly acknowledging that vulnerable communities need assistance to move out of the way of climate-fueled disasters.
A 'Second Disaster' Caused by Good Will (The Daily Yonder) - People naturally want to help others who are in need, and that's a good thing. To avoid creating more strain for already hard-hit communities, it's best to give cash. Here's why, plus a list of ways to contribute to recovery in Eastern Kentucky. MONKEY POX