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WV and National Disaster News - October 20, 2021
10/20/2021
Big earthquake drill (Greath Shake Out Day) will be held Oct. 21; COVID-19 outbreak in middle school, nearly 100 students in quarantine; Pfizer COVID vaccine is effective at preventing hospitalization in kids and adults, CDC study finds...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 19, 2021
10/19/2021
F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots; Officials warn of possible 'Twindemic' between Delta surge, flu season; Mountainous West Virginia leads the nation in crippling flash floods risk from climate change ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 18, 2021
10/18/2021
Cameron Elementary grateful for help rebuilding after flooding; Sissonville man who battled COVID: 'I don't want anyone to go through what I went through'; State past Delta peak, but deaths expected to continue ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 14, 2021
10/14/2021
A Moderna or Pfizer booster appears better for J&J COVID vaccine; $12.8M in COVID fed relief funding to expand broadband access through 19 West Virginia schools, libraries; Hundreds of Police Officers Have Died From COVID. Vaccines Remain a Hard Sell ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 13, 2021
10/13/2021
Two fired, one demoted over complaints in Randolph County Office of Emergency Management; Former Mayor of Richwood sentenced to prison for misusing funds following 2016 floods; Saliva test could predict COVID severity in children ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 12, 2021
10/12/2021
Age group 5 to 11 seeing COVID numbers increase; CDC: West Virginia's 7-day COVID-19 death rate tops the nation; Flooding Threatens 25% of U.S. Infrastructure, Study Says...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 7, 2021
10/07/2021
Summer storms were a climate-change wake-up call for subways; WV COVID surge pushes hospitals to the brink; Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11; Flooding concerns mount as tropical rainfall deluges Southeast ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 6, 2021
10/06/2021
Free ride to COVID-19 vaccine clinics phone call away; US to increase at-home coronavirus rapid tests; WV has Highest Rate Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations; SBA Offers disaster assistance to Monongalia Co. businesses & residents affected by July Floods ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 5, 2021
10/05/2021
7 Tips to Build Your Home Emergency Fund; J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses; West Virginia's COVID Crisis: Inside an ICU under strain...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 4, 2021
10/04/2021
Active coronavirus cases continue falling; Johnson & Johnson will seek F.D.A. authorization for a booster shot; Fauci: "False narrative" to think COVID vaccine obsolete if Merck drug approved ...more
WV and National Disaster news - October 1, 2021
10/01/2021
Pill to treat Covid-19 cuts the risk of death by half, says Merck, which will seek its emergency authorization; Flood Insurance Costs Set to Rise as FEMA’s New Rates Kick In; West Virginia's fall fire season begins Friday ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 30, 2021
09/30/2021
Bridge Day 2021 Cancelled; West Virginia pandemic’s toll compared to deadly 2016 floods; Clay County church fires under investigation...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 29, 2021
09/29/2021
Vaccine Booster Clinics in Are Off To a Good Start; FEMA flood zone changes could cost or save you money on flood insurance; Healthcare workers exhausted as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise...more
WV and National Disaster news - September 28, 2021
09/28/2021
Fall fire season starts Friday in West Virginia; West Virginia schools reporting more than 831 students, staff out with COVID-19; 2021 Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of letting up...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 27, 2021
09/27/2021
Vaccinated patients increasing in hospitals; West Virginia moves on booster shots; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 24, 2021
09/24/2021
West Virginia active case count trends back up; 31 more deaths reported; Alaska earthquake: Magnitude 5.5 quake reported near Andreanof Islands; Doctor who has lost over 100 patients to COVID says some deny virus from their deathbeds...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 23, 2021
09/23/2021
New tropical depression forms over open Atlantic; HELP304 crisis help line sees increase in pandemic-related calls; W.Va. hospitalizations from COVID-19 hit record 1,000...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 22, 2021
09/22/2021
Storms Wednesday could be strong to severe; FEMA declaration, federal aid not coming in response to July 29 flooding; WV DNR confirms 1,734 new COVID-19 cases, 26 additional deaths on Wednesday ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 21, 2021
09/21/2021
Strong storms and flooding possible Tuesday night into Wednesday; Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds; Near 100 children battling COVID in Ohio County ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 20, 2021
09/20/2021
COVID-19 Deaths In WV This Month Double That From August; COVID’s U.S. death toll on verge of surpassing that of 1918-19 Spanish Flu pandemic; As hospitals run out of space, health administrator asks for Bridge Day re-consideration...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 17, 2021
09/17/2021
Numbers show the Delta variant is hitting younger West Virginians hard; Next tropical storm of 2021 season on the horizon; Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 16, 2021
09/16/2021
Local businessman upset over another flooding in McMechen; West Virginia averages 16 COVID-19 related deaths per day over past week; WV Emergency Management has new system for disaster grants; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 15, 2021
09/15/2021
35 COVID deaths in WV announced today; 1 in 500 US residents has died of COVID-19; DHHR says active COVID cases top 28,000 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 14, 2021
09/14/2021
WV breaks records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions; Vaccines still work: CDC studies show COVID breakthrough infections rate remain low despite Delta variant; Long Term COVID Symptoms Worse Than Vaccine Side Effects, Say Doctors...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 13, 2021
09/13/2021
West Virginia sets 2 daily records for positive virus cases; RISE West Virginia comes closer to completing homes for flooded residents; Some local churches returning to mask requirements on their own as COVID-19 numbers surge ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 10, 2021
09/10/2021
Is there a shortage of ICU beds and ventilators at WVU Medicine? Conversation on relocating Afghan refugees to West Virginia continues; Less quarantines and contact tracing for mask mandated schools, WVDE says...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 8, 2021
09/08/2021
Hospitalizations in W.Va. from COVID-19 still climbing; record 132 on ventilators; Pediatric cases surge in U.S. as students head back to school; Calhoun County schools go remote as virus cases rise ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 7, 2021
09/07/2021
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans experienced a weather disaster this summer; Ventilator Usage Hits All-Time Pandemic High In W.Va. As Hospitalizations, ICU Patients Approach Records ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 3, 2021
09/03/2021
Clay County cleans up after remnants of Ida; Several Raleigh County schools closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks; Marshall County Health Department confirms three new COVID-19 deaths ...more
September is National Preparedness Month - Don't Delay, Prepare Today!
09/03/2021
This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 2, 2021
09/02/2021
STORM RECAP:Ida remnants in north-central West Virginia; Clay County cleans up after heavy rains topple trees; New WV COVID-19-related deaths see highest single-day total since February...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 1, 2021
09/01/2021
FLASH FLOOD WARNING: Central West Virginia; Huntington mayor: Monday's '100-year' flooding still highlights infrastructure needs; 3 WV counties halt in-person learning this week, citing COVID-19; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 31, 2021
08/31/2021
West Virginia ICU Patients Approaching Pandemic High; Emergency responder teams prepare for heavy rains from Ida; West Virginia launches flood tool to help assess flood risk...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 30, 2021
08/30/2021
WV Gov. Jim Justice Orders Agencies To Prepare As Hurricane Ida Moves Inland; Active COVID-19 cases surpass 15,000 in West Virginia; WV funeral homes stressed, but not overwhelmed by increasing COVID deaths...more
WV and National Disaster news - August 25, 2021
08/25/2021
US Covid cases among children have surged to one of its highest rates of the pandemic. Experts warn it may get worse; Wheeling Hospital CEO: We’re in the midst of a healthcare crisis; Kanawha County hosts COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinic...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 24, 2021
08/24/2021
WV Groups Gather to Discuss Climate Change Risks, Strategies; Some West Virginians are getting poisoned by medicine meant for horses; Justice says current COVID path could lead to masks, virtual school ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 23, 2021
08/23/2021
Some doctors concerned spiking COVID cases will overwhelm W. Va. Hospitals; 'It's impossible': Lack of Covid safeguards overwhelm school nurses; 22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 17, 2021
08/17/2021
U.S. to Advise Boosters for Most Americans 8 Months After Vaccination; Babies & Toddlers Spread Virus in Homes More Easily Than Teens; Tropical Depression Fred Is Spreading Threats of Flooding Rain and Isolated Tornadoes Into the Southeast ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 13, 2021
08/13/2021
Free CERT (Community Emergency Response) classes to start Sept. 9; Nearly 200 million Americans are under heat wave advisories; Active COVID-19 Cases Once Again Over 5,000 in West Virginia ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 12, 2021
08/12/2021
Governor Justice hints at mask mandate if COVID trends continue; Health organizations ask all WV schools to require masks; Texas Hospitals Are Already Overloaded. Doctors Are ‘Frightened by What Is Coming.’ ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 11, 2021
08/11/2021
A Dozen West Virginia health groups call for universal masking in schools; West Virginia National Guard begins distributing water and filters in Clarksburg; Recent Morgantown flooding intensified by climate change, land development; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 10, 2021
08/10/2021
West Virginia COVID cases jump by a thousand to 4,010; Feds Give West Virginia $1M in Disaster Cleanup Employment Funds; How Climate Change Has Fueled Multiple Billion-Dollar Disasters ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 9, 2021
08/09/2021
US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day; 2 Tropical Systems Aim Toward Florida as State Grapples with COVID Spike; Gov. Justice says recent surge of cases “will only get worse if we don't really aggressively run and get vaccinated today”...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 6, 2021
08/06/2021
Active COVID cases pass 3,000 in West Virginia; five deaths reported Thursday; 1st Responder event to make people with disabilities comfortable; Clarksburg Water Board distributes cases of water to known or suspected lead line consumers...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 5, 2021
08/05/2021
Monongalia County Commission declares State of Emergency in response to July 29 storms; WV Daily COVID Update & Stats for August 5, 2021; Kanawha County records first breakthrough COVID-19 death...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 4, 2021
08/04/2021
West Virginia University announces COVID-19 guidelines ahead of fall semester; He knew he was going to die, it was just when’: Nurses concerned about unvaccinated COVID-19 patients ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 2, 2021
08/02/2021
Kanawha health officials encourage vaccinations after recent uptick in COVID-19 cases; Avoiding lockdowns means doing things that people won't necessarily welcome; WV Board of Education expected to announce mask guidance ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 30, 2021
07/30/2021
Morgantown flooding causes water rescues Thursday night; W.Va. identifies 100 cases of delta variant, and Justice proposes 3 non-mask strategies; 'You Don't Have To Die': In Speech, Biden Described Plan To Get Americans Vaccinated ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 29, 2021
07/29/2021
West Virginia’s active COVID cases double stats from early July; National Weather Service to begin issuing new damage threat categories with severe storms; Midwest under threat from hurricane-force winds in severe storm system; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 23, 2021
07/23/2021
West Virginia sees a spike in overall COVID-19 numbers and Delta variants; Logan County grocery store reopens for the first time in more than a year (since recent flooding); Harrison County, WV, BOE discusses plan for American Rescue Plan funding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 22, 2021
07/22/2021
West Virginia reports 89 new cases of COVID-19; One month later, flood recovery efforts ongoing in Cameron, WV; Downpours to get tropical boost in Southeast ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 20, 2021
07/20/2021
COVID cases climb in WV, no new deaths; Continued rains cause more of roadway to slip in Mason County; 20% of Americans believe government is injecting microchips in COVID-19 vaccines, survey finds ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 19, 2021
07/19/2021
Federal Help Available to Residents Impacted by Storms; West Virginians advised to mask up against delta variant; Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida’s Shaky Insurance Market ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 15, 2021
07/15/2021
Health officials push for more vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise; NASA Predicts 2030s Record Flooding Due To Moon And Climate Change; Residents Warned to Get Ready to Go as California Fire Grows ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 14, 2021
07/14/2021
Summer camps are the newest COVID-19 hot spots. What does this mean for school safety? Raleigh County Emergency Housing Center in need of donations; COVID-19 cases up significantly in Cabell County ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 12, 2021
07/12/2021
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program still available for families, households needing assistance with internet service; Events scheduled for residents who seek disaster recovery assistance...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 9, 2021
07/09/2021
Officials warn of Delta variant during briefing; West Virginia reports three COVID-19 deaths - mobile clinics set; FEMA outreach events scheduled as deadline to apply for flood damage assistance looms ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 8, 2021
07/08/2021
FEMA urges flood-impacted W.Va. homeowners to apply for assistance; Elsa glides to the east of us, but brings rain and storms for Thursday; Unvaccinated clusters allow Covid to mutate and put everyone at risk, doctor says...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 7, 2021
07/07/2021
Unvaccinated West Virginians need to act now, before Delta variant hits state, Marsh warns; Tropical Storm Elsa Approaches Landfall Along Florida's West Coast; Studies Show Vaccines Are Effective Against Delta Variant ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 6. 2021
07/06/2021
Severe storms lead to closed roads; Unvaccinated children still advised to wear masks in West Virginia; These parts of the US could become 'breeding grounds' for potentially more Covid-19 variants, expert say ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 2, 2021
07/02/2021
Justice and health officials urge more vaccination to head off highly-transmissible variant; Rescue efforts at a Florida condo building challenged by threat of collapse and an approaching storm; Elsa becomes 1st Atlantic hurricane of 2021 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 1, 2021
07/01/2021
Gov. Justice to hold COVID-19 news conference Thursday; Gilmer, Wetzel residents among West Virginia COVID fatalities; Delta Covid variant cases now confirmed in all 50 states ...more
WV and National Disaaaster News - June 30, 2021
06/30/2021
The Delta Variant of COVID Signals the Pandemic is Not Over in WV; Tropical Atlantic on par with 2020 hurricane season; Nine Years Since the Ohio Valley/Mid-Atlantic Derecho (WVNS) ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 29, 2021
06/29/2021
West Virginia active COVID-19 cases drop below 1,500; Sweltering temperatures in Pacific Northwest dredge up fears of wildfires; Tropical Storm Danny Made Landfall in South Carolina Just Hours After Forming...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 28, 2021
06/28/2021
Disaster-SNAP benefits available to flood victims; Cameron dealing with infrastructure issues after significant flash flood; These are the pockets of the US most at risk as the Delta Covid-19 variant spreads...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 24, 2021
06/24/2021
Flash Flood Caused Extensive Damage at Cameron Elementary; Deadline for FEMA assistance approaching for those impacted by March flooding;Justice signs emergency declaration for Marshall County ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 23, 2021
06/23/2021
Strong Storms Soak the Ohio Valley; Marion County Office of Emergency Management starts damage assessment after severe flooding; Clendenin: five years after the 2016 floods ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 17, 2021
06/17/2021
Death of 44-year-old man brings Kanawha County's COVID death total to 318; Marsh warns of delta strain, stresses vaccination importance as active cases decrease; FEMA assistance going door-to-door ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 16, 2021
06/16/2021
More than 30 homes impacted by Lincoln County floods; FEMA in town offering flooding relief in Sissonville and St. Albans; People hospitalized with COVID-19 now have one overwhelming thing in common. They're not vaccinated...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 15, 2021
06/15/2021
WV DHHR confirms 205 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths on Monday; Morgantown begins cleaning up and moving forward after “100-year” storm; Other FLOOD related news...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 14, 2021
06/14/2021
Flooding in north central West Virginia causes damage; More than 9,600 Appalachian Power customers in W.Va. without service; Floodwaters cause carbon monoxide leak at West Hamlin residence ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 11, 2021
06/11/2021
Flash flooding hits multiple areas hard Thursday evening; Justice credits COVID-19 vaccine with saving his life; Applications for FEMA assistance due July 19 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 10, 2021
06/10/2021
Several flood advisories and warnings Wednesday due to heavy rain and more rain to come; CDC's Report On Kanawha HIV Outbreak Expected In July ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 9, 2021
06/09/2021
Heavy rains prompt flash flood warning for Huntington and flood advisories elsewhere Tuesday evening; FEMA offers aid to West Virginia, Kentucky victims of February flooding; COVID-19 variant 1st detected in India still a threat to US...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 8, 2021
06/08/2021
Help 304 offering support amid pandemic wind-down; Massive internet outage: Websites and apps around the world go dark; FEMA assistance available for residents in four counties affected by flooding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 7, 2021
06/07/2021
Registration Opens For W.Va. Vaccine Lottery; Funeral expenses for COVID deaths can be reimbursed; What we know so far about COVID-19 booster shots ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 4, 2021
06/04/2021
Strong storms down trees, knock out power in Kanawha County; Five years after flood, replacement high school is under construction in Elkview, W.Va....more
WV and National Disaster News - June 3, 2021
06/03/2021
SBA has loans available for February flood victims in several W.Va. counties; Free Beer, Other New Incentives for Biden's 'Vaccine Sprint'; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 1, 2021
06/01/2021
Beat 588 Bad: West Virginia Vaccine Incentive Lottery; Active hurricane season forecast raises concerns for already-stretched FEMA staffing; Is it all Greek to you? Coronavirus variants get new names ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 28, 2021
05/28/2021
New INCENTIVES for COVID Vaccination: Million-Dollar Lottery For Vaccinated W.Va. Residents; Justice says scholarships, trucks and big bucks will go to vaccinated West Virginians; United Holds Drawings For Free Flights For Those Who Get The Shot ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 26, 2021
05/26/2021
FEMA Corp works on Bear Creek fire prevention clean-up; Gov. Justice says West Virginia 8% away from reaching COVID vaccination goal; Several W.Va. counties qualify for flooding disaster assistance...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 25, 2021
05/25/2021
DHHR: Three new COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia, 150 new positive cases; Some businesses have summer staffing shortage as COVID-19 restrictions lessen; Legislature will oversee priorities on $677 million in federal relief ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 24, 2021
05/24/2021
Local health departments urge vaccinations as outbreaks are reported and infection rate remain elevated; Biden OKs disaster declaration for West Virginia flooding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 20, 2021
05/20/2021
State School Board Seeks to Support Teachers Post-COVID, Help Students With Summer Remediation; Marsh notes improving coronavirus numbers as good sign; FEMA offering financial assistance for families of COVID-19 victims ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 19, 2021
05/19/2021
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says 49-year-old woman dies from COVID-19; Many local stores no longer require face coverings; Historic rainfall to continue deluging South Central states ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 18, 2021
05/18/2021
Health leaders say new mask guidelines will be based on honor system; Why aren’t Black and minority COVID-19 vaccinations rising? Justice provides update on COVID relief dollars, pandemic unemployment ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 17, 2021
05/17/2021
Nearly 700K in West Virginia fully vaccinated against COVID; Justice Ends Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated West Virginians; We need to rethink federal disaster aid ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 14, 2021
05/14/2021
Over 99% Hospitalized 2021 COVID Patients Unvaccinated; People vaccinated against COVID-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says; Local school districts plan COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 12-15 year olds ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 12, 2021
05/12/2021
Pastor’s divine realization: from vaccine-hesitant to vaccine advocate; Fueling the panic: Region reacts to gasoline supply disruptions (Bluefield); Richwood Middle temporarily moves to speed up construction after 2016 flooding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 11, 2021
05/11/2021
CDC: COVID is airborne farther than 6 feet — here’s what that means for returning to the office; FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children Ages 12-15; Pfizer COVID-19 Treatment Pill: What You Need to Know...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 10, 2021
05/10/2021
Power outages across the region; Ransomware cyberattack shuts down major US pipeline; Gov. Justice announces face covering requirement to end on West Virginia Day ...more
WV and National Disaster news - May 7, 2021
05/07/2021
Mother's Day weekend storm to pose dangers to central US; Walk-ins welcome at COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday in Charleston; 4.7 quake hits near Lake Tahoe seconds after early-warning system alert ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 6, 2021
05/06/2021
W.Va. requesting major disaster declaration for February, March flooding; COVID claims three in Wood County; CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. IF people get vaccinated and are careful ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 5, 2021
05/05/2021
Eastern panhandle recovering from fierce storms at start of week; Tens of thousands without power as deadly storms hit Southeast; Biden Aims to have 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4th ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 4, 2021
05/04/2021
Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases; Millions of Americans to face severe weather risks through Tuesday; FDA to authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds by early next week...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 3, 2021
05/03/2021
West Virginia community sends big ‘thank you’ to first responders; COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for May 3-8, 2021; WV has 289 new COVID cases, no new deaths ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 30, 2021
04/30/2021
Downed trees from ice storms create flooding concerns; Free Pot, Beer Among COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives; KCHD holding vaccine clinic for those with autism, other development disorders ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 29, 2021
04/29/2021
You're Vaccinated. Congrats! Now What Can You Do Safely? Gov. Justice says more vaccinations needed to remove mask mandate; A Breakdown of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Rating Procedures ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 28, 2021
04/28/2021
Volunteer fire departments struggle with lack of volunteers; West Virginia-based mental health service sees increase in calls to emotional strength line ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 27, 2021
04/27/2021
$100 Bond With Vaccine Shot, Eligible For Those 35 And Younger; Here's What The CDC Says Summer Camps Should Do To Prevent And Respond To COVID Cases; Severe storms pose flooding threat across central U.S. ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 26, 2021
04/26/2021
Justice rolls out plan to increase vaccinations; 'This is a disease that has really changed': State officials and health care providers urge vaccination as variants impact younger generations ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 23, 2021
04/23/2021
New National Flood Insurance Program rules mean 3.8 million homeowners could pay more for flood insurance; Some companies offering incentives to employees getting COVID-19 vaccine ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 22, 2021
04/22/2021
Justice Warns Younger WV Residents Against COVID Complacency; What To Know About The COVID-19 Vaccines; Return of severe weather to rock the South ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 20, 2021
04/20/2021
Gov. Justice issues executive order updating and clarifying several COVID-19 regulations; New state law on harm reduction programs could end Marion County effort; Area doctors speak out about overdose rate skyrocketing during the pandemic...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 19, 2021
04/19/2021
Marsh: Rise in variants ‘call to arms’ in getting vaccinated; Sen. Capito says vaccine is the road back to normalcy; Five COVID-19-related deaths confirmed in W.Va. on Sunday ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 16, 2021
04/16/2021
Kroger Health offers free COVID-19 vaccinations; Nearly half of US states reported an increase in COVID-19 cases this week; Nor'easter walloping parts of Northeast with cold rain, April snow ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 14, 2021
04/14/2021
W.Va. health departments continue administering Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccinations; FEMA Plans To Bring Back National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test This Summer...more
WV and National Disaster news - April 13, 2021
04/13/2021
Infant tests positive for COVID; Gov. Justice In accordance with CDC and FDA, all Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration paused in West Virginia; West Virginia reports eight COVID deaths over weekend ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 12, 2021
04/12/2021
State urges vaccines for younger population; Most counties are offering more summer programs after the pandemic school year; FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 9, 2021
04/09/2021
West Virginia reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths; Is the Pandemic taking a mental toll? Call West Virginia’s free emotional strength line; Wide stretch of southern US on alert for severe weather outbreak ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 8, 2021
04/08/2021
Manchin says all health centers in West Virginia can order vaccine;State leaders urge vaccinations to curb uptick in virus cases; Concerns grow as COVID-19 variants spread in West Virginia ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 7, 2021
04/07/2021
Severe weather to continue in central, southern US; WV Daily COVID Update and Stats; WV COVID Czar Discusses Hazards of Mixing Science with Politics ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 6, 2021
04/06/2021
Justice to West Virginia youth: Get vaccinated; Governor Jim Justice warns about UK variant; U.S. must confront COVID spike, noted epidemiologist warns; Stonerise Healthcare to offer vaccine clinics to patients' families, friends...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 5, 2021
04/05/2021
Despite Increased Vaccinations, COVID-19 Cases Remain High; New Federal Flood Insurance Rating Plan to Start Oct. 1; How long will coronavirus vaccines protect people?...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 31, 2021
03/31/2021
CVS Health to administer no-cost COVID-19 vaccines at select pharmacies ; Inmates, Families Waiting On COVID-19 Vaccine In Jails, Prisons; Don’t laminate your COVID vaccination card before doing these 5 things ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 29, 2021
03/29/2021
Walmart to start offering vaccines in WV; More than 6,700 in W.Va. without power after strong wind, rain; W.Va.'s active COVID-19 total continues to increase, 3 deaths reported...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 26, 2021
03/26/2021
'Day of' COVID-19 test cleared by FDA for event & wedding testing; Health department to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Kanawha students in the coming weeks...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 25, 2021
03/25/2021
Middle-aged women 'worst affected by long COVID', studies find; Gov. Justice to allow all live music performances & Summer Camps to resume; Color-coded county map to no longer determine high school schedules; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 24, 2021
03/24/2021
COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally, medical experts share thoughts; Lingering Covid symptoms pose ‘really serious problem,’ researcher says; Strong tornadoes and severe weather will threaten millions across the South - Again ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 23, 2021
03/23/2021
West Virginia opens vaccine sign-ups for residents 16 and older, sets return of festivals; 'U.K. variant' reported in Fayette County, health officials confirm; Back-to-back storms to unleash deluge over South ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 12, 2021
03/12/2021
COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled Saturday, March 13, in Charleston; Here's why experts say the US may be fooled by improving Covid-19 numbers and what that means for the summer...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 11, 2021
03/11/2021
Marshall County vaccine clinic expands, changes and serves more people; Biden seeks to chart a path out of the pandemic in prime-time address ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 10, 2021
03/10/2021
A safer time might be just months away. But don't abandon Covid-19 safety measures yet; Justice calls for more West Virginia residents to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccines ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 8, 2021
03/08/2021
Volunteers pitch in to help flooded Barboursville church bounce back for Sunday service ; More Than 200K Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in WV; West Virginia expands vaccination eligibility, eases restrictions on businesses and gatherings...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 5, 2021
03/05/2021
Flood debris cleanup plan announced in Kanawha County; Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue downward trend in Thursday DHHR report...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 4, 2021
03/04/2021
Experts share tips for what to do after flood damage, how to avoid scammers; High-Risk Children Now Eligible For COVID Vaccine ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 3, 2021
03/03/2021
Kanawha County recovering from flooding; Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for 18 counties affected by flooding; Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules despite warnings; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 2, 2021
03/02/2021
Swift water rescue teams help people escape flooding in Wayne County; West Virginia’s Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allotment Swells to 92,000 Doses; The Asymmetry of COVID-19 Vaccine Access ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 26, 2021
02/26/2021
Marion Co., WV, Health Dept. holds vaccination clinic for local African American community; More than 5,100 in W.Va., 1,300 in Kentucky without power; WVU scientists studying and fighting COVID-19 variants ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 24, 2021
02/24/2021
Researchers at West Virginia University discover COVID-19 variant in West Virginia; Classrooms are safe’: West Virginia students to head back to class; Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon ...more
WV and Regional Disaster News - February 23, 2021
02/23/2021
Power Restoration From West Virginia Ice Storm Pushed Back; Biden Remembers 500,000 American lives lost to COVID19' ...more
WV and National Disaster news - February 22, 2021
02/22/2021
5 things to know before you delay your doctor’s appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 19, 2021
02/19/2021
Clarksburg VA to offer COVID-19 vaccines to older veterans Saturday; More than 49,000 without power in W.Va.; Slow progress on power restoration ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 17, 2021
02/17/2021
State of Emergency declared as counties struggle with mounting power outages; Another winter storm poised to strike the region; Partnership works to vaccinate communities of color in W.Va...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 16, 2021
02/16/2021
Another Cross-Country Winter Storm Ahead From Northwest to the South, Midwest and East; Gov. Justice: No ‘red’ counties in WV, essential workers over 50 set to be vaccinated ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 12, 2021
02/12/2021
Winter storm causes power outages, crashes, school closings; Mayo Clinic using new treatment for COVID-19 patients; CDC alters COVID-19 quarantine guidance for vaccine recipients ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 11, 2021
02/11/2021
Thousands lose power, travel treacherous from latest winter storm; Pleasants, Ritchie, and Wood County COVID-19 vaccine clinics changed due to bad weather; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 9, 2021
02/09/2021
Significant ice threat from the Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic starting early Wednesday; morning500 more aged 65+ to be vaccinated in Harrison County; It's very risky for states to ease Covid-19 restrictions right now, experts warn; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 8, 2021
02/08/2021
West Virginia's active COVID-19 cases drop for 20 consecutive days; U.K. coronavirus variant spreading rapidly through United States; US Health Experts: Vaccines Will Increase by Spring ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 5, 2021
02/05/2021
How is West Virginia prioritizing delivery of second COVID-19 vaccine dose for seniors? North Central WV medical centers begin using COVID-19 infusion treatment; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 4, 2021
02/04/2021
How do you confirm you’re on the COVID-19 vaccine list? West Virginia to get 20% boost in COVID-19 vaccination supply; Increasing Numbers of U.S. Residents in High-Risk Wildfire and Flood Zones ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 3, 2021
02/03/2021
COVID-19 vaccination clinic (for 65 & older) this Saturday in Charleston, WV; I've had my Covid-19 vaccine, now what can I safely do?; People who smoke are prioritized to get the COVID-19 vaccine before the general population - Here's why...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 2, 2021
02/02/2021
Deadly storm pummels East Coast with heavy snow and fierce wind; WV officials: Vaccination efforts showing results; COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility, as social media myths are claiming ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 1, 2021
02/01/2021
Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in West Virginia; Winter Storm Orlena; Essential Workers Get Lost in the Vaccine Scrum as States Prioritize the Elderly ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 29, 2021
01/29/2021
WV’s rural areas feeling pinch of vaccine distribution; W.Va. COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000 Friday with 23 more deaths; West Virginia holds vaccination clinic at fairgrounds ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 28, 2021
01/28/2021
West Virginia receiving $1.6 million for COVID-19 vaccination costs; 30 COVID deaths reported today in WV; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 27, 2021
01/27/2021
West Virginians can register for COVID vaccine online; ...more
FEMA Seeks Youth Preparedness Council Applications!
01/26/2021
an opportunity for youth accross the nation to participate in disaster planning and preparedness activities. Let's get some West Virginia YOUTH involved!...more
WV and National News - January 26, 2021
01/26/2021
Walk-in COVID vaccine clinics available for West Virginia veterans; Covid-19 masks: Which mask is best for you, and when to use it...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 25, 2021
01/25/2021
Walk-in COVID vaccine clinics available for West Virginia veterans; FEED Act aimed at food insecurity in COVID-19; Storm May Dump up to a Foot of Snow Across Plains States ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 22, 2021
01/22/2021
WV COVID-19 vaccination age moved down to 65; Study finds 60% of Americans don't know where or when to get a Covid-19 vaccine; FEMA's Emergency Alert System Coming to a Game or Gadget Near You?...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 21, 2021
01/21/2021
West Virginia Board ofEducation holds emergency session; Biden to unveil national COVID strategy ...more
WV and National Disaster news - January 20, 2021
01/20/2021
1st teenager dies of COVID-19 in Delaware, 2nd vicitim in 2 weeks under the age of 18; Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 19, 2021
01/19/2021
The leader invaccinations is … West Virginia?! Yes, and here’s why; West Virginia beginsreturn to classrooms, but plans vary by county ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 18, 2021
01/18/2021
Paycheck Protection Program assistance available starting this week; WV House devoid of visible extra security measures leading up to inauguration; 400,000: The invisible deaths of covid-19 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 15, 2021
01/15/2021
IRS warns of COVID-19 scams in West Virginia; Drug Being Tested At University Of PennsylvaniaTo Treat COVID-19 Shows Promise ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 14, 2021
01/14/2021
Sinkhole impacts traffic on Charleston’s West Side; W.Va.schools to receive $339 million in COVID-19 relief; One Person Dead, One Missing After Wind And Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 13, 2021
01/13/2021
Rental help for landlord and renters amid pandemic; DHHR confirms 37 additional COVID-19 deaths in Wednesday report ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 12, 2021
01/12/2021
West Virginia breaks new grim record for virus cases, deaths; Governor Explains How West Virginia Became a Top State for Covid Vaccine Administration; Trump approves D.C. emergency declaration ahead of Biden inauguration ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 11, 2021
01/11/2021
Hoyer: West Virginia on its way to being self-sufficient in PPE; Most counties red for coronavirus spread as West Virginia moves into bottom RT spot nationally ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 8, 2021
01/08/2021
State’s New Mass Vaccination Sites Help Seniors Get Access Quicker; January on track to be deadliest yet in Mountain State as health workers rush to administer vaccines ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 7, 2021
01/07/2021
Coronavirus vaccinations beginning this week for school employees in WV; CDC says severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine are rare ...more
WV and National Disaster news - January 5, 2021
01/05/2021
Violent crime increases in West Virginia as pandemic stretches on; WV soon to start 2nd doses of vaccine & to begin vaccinating K-12 school personnel; Shooting outside a WV bar leaves 2 dead ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 4, 2021
01/04/2021
State launching phone line for COVID-19 Vaccine information on Monday; Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US ...more
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01/01/2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine is currently being distributed in West Virginia. Vaccination is one of the strongest tools we have in the fight to slow the spread of coronavirus....more
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