WV and National Disaster News - July 12, 2021


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West Virginia


WV Daily COVID Update and Stats for July 12, 2021 (WV DHHR) - DHHR has confirmed the death of an 88-year old female from Berkeley County.  “With the COVID-19 vaccine, we have the responsibility as individuals to stop further loss of life,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “If you or a family member are over the age of 12 and have not yet received a COVID vaccine, please schedule one today.”



W.Va.'s COVID-19 numbers improving as threat of Delta variant rises (WCHS)

W.Va. COVID-19 | 4 additional deaths reported (WSAZ)

Health officials voice concerns over Delta variant and under-vaccinated populations (WTAP)

West Virginia COVD-19 czar: Delta variant cases rising across U.S. (State Journal/WVNews.com)

Local health officials stress 'informed decisions' as Delta variant spreads (Exponent Telegram/WVNews.com)


Weather/Flood & Other Disaster News

Events scheduled for residents who seek disaster recovery assistance (WOWK)

Landslide closes Charleston road Sunday evening (WCHS)

Power restored to some in W.Va. following storms; more than 4,300 customers still affected (WCHS)

Spirit of Renewal Fills W.Va. City That Flooded 5 Years Ago (Register-Herald/AP)

A look back: Troubled Waters (2001) (WVVA)

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program still available for families, households needing assistance with internet service (WV News)





Pfizer to discuss vaccine booster with US officials Monday (AP)

FEMA offers funeral aid to those grieving COVID-19 deaths (AP)

Prepping for a cyber pandemic: worldwide drill underway (ABC)

'Surprising amount of deaths' will soon occur in these US regions from increased Covid-19 cases, expert says (CNN)

COVID-19 concerns grow as Delta variant cases rise in U.S. (CBS)

Peace Corps & FEMA partnership supports mobile vaccination efforts, prioritizing underserved communities (WVDM)

Gottlieb says "prudent" to get started now on COVID vaccine booster approval (Face the Nation)

House Dems demand FEMA pay NYC hospitals’ nearly $1B COVID crisis bill after months of stalling (NY Daily News)

That Time the White House Almost Sent Masks to All Americans (The Daily Beast)



A Wildfire Is Pushing California Toward the Brink of Blackouts (Bloomburg)

California and other parts of the West broil and burn (Associated Press) Also see: AccuWeather



Why FEMA denies aid to Black families that have lived for generations in Deep South (Yahoo News)

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