WV and National Disaster News - July 2, 2021


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West Virginia


WV Daily COVID Update and Stats for July 2, 2021 (WV DHHR)

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 52-year old female from Kanawha County, a 40-year old female from Mercer County, a 94-year old female from Mercer County, a 76-year old female from Mercer County, an 89-year old female from Taylor County, and a 104-year old female from Mercer County.


“We extend our sympathy to all of the loved ones impacted by these deaths,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “To West Virginians who are eligible, but not yet vaccinated, know that getting vaccinated is the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19.”


Local news

West Virginia has vastly improving COVID-19 numbers (WDVM)

Justice and health officials urge more vaccination to head off highly-transmissible variant (WVMetroNews)

West Virginia has 12 cases of the Covid Delta variant (The Register-Herald)




J&J's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise against Delta variant (Reuters)

Delta Is Now Second-Most Dominant COVID Strain in NYC, Overtaking 2 Others in Week (NBC New York)

Kathy Giusti: Warp Speed to cancer cures – COVID vaccine should be our model to save more lives (Fox News)


Tropical Storm Elsa Strengthening: Florida, Caribbean Should Track Forecast Closely (The Weather Channel)

Elsa becomes 1st Atlantic hurricane of 2021  (AccuWeather)

'Waiting is unbearable': Biden consoles Surfside families (Associated Press)


Rescue efforts resume at collapse site; demolition planned (Associated Press)    

Rescue efforts at a Florida condo building challenged by threat of collapse and an approaching storm (CNN)

FEMA Rejected 95% Of Aid Applicants During California's Last Wildfire Disaster. Why? (NPR)


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