WV and National Disaster News - September 14, 2021


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WV Daily COVID Update and Stats for September 14, 2021 (WV DHHR) - DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 87-year old male from Summers County, an 80-year old female from Summers County, a 52-year old male from Fayette County, a 55-year old female from Mercer County, a 49-year old male from Lincoln County, a 65-year old female from Berkeley County, a 77-year old female from Wayne County, a 48-year old female from Greenbrier County, and a 64-year old female from Lewis County.


Additional deaths reported on today’s dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are a 90-year old male from Preston County, a 90-year old male from Lincoln County, a 71-year old male from Mercer County, a 71-year old female from Tucker County, an 80-year old male from Monongalia County, a 79-year old male from Putnam County, an 85-year old female from Cabell County, a 45-year old male from Upshur County, a 79-year old female from Hancock County, an 89-year old male from Wood County, an 80-year old male from Mason County, an 87-year old female from Jefferson County, an 80-year old male from Tucker County, and a 66-year old male from Mercer County.


“The continued loss of West Virginians weighs heavily on all of us, with the greatest sadness borne by family and friends,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.

Please protect one another by getting vaccinated today.”  Find COVID-19 Vaccines near you.



West Virginia, once a vaccination pacesetter, is struggling against the Delta variant (The New York Times)

WV breaks records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions (WDVM-TV)

Amid record-breaking week for the Delta variant in W.Va., all- time highs recorded for children with the virus (WVVA-TV)

WV workers face increased COVID risks. State officials haven’t acted, but a Biden plan could protect thousands. (Mountain State Spotlight)

Long Term COVID Symptoms Worse Than Vaccine Side Effects, Say Doctors (West Virginia Public Broadcasting-Radio)

West Virginia University study suggests psychological capital may be antidote for working in a pandemic (The Exponent Telegram)

Wood County Commission hears from architects on new 911 center (WTAP-TV)





Vaccines still work: CDC studies show COVID breakthrough infections rate remain low despite Delta variant (Yahoo News)

Biden wants 70 percent of the world to get vaccinated. It’s not even close. (The Washington Post)



Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Texas packing 75mph winds (CNN) Also see article at


Biden surveys California fire damage as he urges action on climate change (ABC News)

Will Sutton: Louisiana officials are in charge, but FEMA is here to help (the Advocate)  

Humphreys County flood victims urged not to give up on FEMA assistance (WTVF News)

AIR Says Hurricane Ida Insurance Losses Could Reach $30 Billion (Insurance Journal)

Opinion: Our disaster communications are failing first responders and citizens (The Hill)



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