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WV and National Disaster News - December 5, 2022
12/05/2022
Marsh: Flu hospitalizations "worst we've seen in 10 years;" COVID, flu, RSV tripledemic: What to know before your kids get sick; Train derailment shuts down Rt. 52; WV Flood Victims Frustrated Over FEMA Denial...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 2, 2022
12/02/2022
Fayette, McDowell to receive public FEMA assistance for summer flooding; Kanawha denied; Federal Funding Helps Improve Water Quality In Rural Communities; Community with rain-damaged homes fighting for answers ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 1, 2022
12/01/2022
Governor quietly moves to bring pandemic emergency declaration to an end; Infrastructure projects in Upshur, Randolph, Preston & Mason counties receive federal funding; Mother and son killed by Tornado storms, thousands without power...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 30, 2022
11/30/2022
Flood Disaster Declarations Approved After Summer Storms; Mon Power prepares for WV winter; est Virginia COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency to end January 1, 2023...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 29, 2022
11/29/2022
Man charged with setting wildfires in Wayne County, West Virginia; EMS shortage parks ambulances - HealthNet; WV DHHR reports 11 COVID related deaths today; Are we one step closer to a universal flu vaccine?...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 28, 2022
11/28/2022
Storm with high winds, colder air to blast across Midwest, Northeast; Did you get a flu shot? It's not too late; West Virginia fire department shares fireplace safety tips ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 18, 2022
11/18/2022
Homes deteriorating in St. Albans neighborhood due to constant flooding; Rand residents worry about stagnant water; Tripledemic:' What Happens When Flu, RSV and COVID-19 Cases Collide?...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 17, 2022
11/17/2022
WV DHHR reports 12 COVID related deaths since yesterday's report; Second Temporary Sinkhole Solution Planned in Summers County; Sub-freezing lows expected for next several days in North Central West Virginia ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 16, 2022
11/16/2022
Emergency crews prepare for winter months; West Virginia DHHR: 23 counties high risk for 'overdose alert'; Pediatric health groups call for national emergency to fight respiratory illnesses ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 15, 2022
11/15/2022
$99k to go to Appalachian extreme weather research; Winter Weather Alerts for West Virginia; Army Corps of Engineers study to help with future flooding in Mullens; WV hospital says number of children admitted for RSV and flu is on the rise...more
WV and National Disaster news - November 14, 2022
11/14/2022
U.S COVID Public Health Emergency to Stay in Place, which extends free tests, vaccines and treatment; First Pediatric Flu Death in WV; Car swept away & stuck in rushing water; Crews extinguish blaze in Kanawha State Forest...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 10, 2022
11/10/2022
Several brush fires burning, threatening structures in Kanawha County; Brush fires spread across Tri-State, more expected Thursday; Nicole to bring rain to West Virginia Friday; WVU Medicine opens new crisis support & recovery center ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 9, 2022
11/09/2022
Forest fire advisory issued by National Weather Service for WVt; Homeowners can check a property's flood, heat and wildfire risk for free with this high-powered app; Tripledemic' is sickening kids across America & straining hospitals...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 4, 2022
11/04/2022
What to do if you test positive for COVID right before a Thanksgiving; A​s respiratory illnesses increase, WVU experts share info to prevent possible 'tridemic'; Reports show people with disabilities are abused in State Care; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 3, 2022
11/03/2022
State health leaders tracking New COVID-19 variant; Marion Co. 911 center update; Kanawha Co. gets new outdoor emergency sirens; Prestonsburg adds ambulance service; Martin is 7th Hurricane of Atlantic season...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 2, 2022
11/02/2022
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, could this be the last tim we set our clocks back? RSV is surging. Here's what to watch for and answers about treatment options; Long COVID affecting women more than men; Fed. Flood Protection Funds for WV...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 1, 2022
11/01/2022
Active COVID-19 cases near 1,000 again in WV - Eight new deaths reported; $26 million to go to Herbert Hoover HS rebuilding; Biden Administration announces $140M for WV abandoned mine lands ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 28, 2022
10/28/2022
Cabell Hunti​ngton Hospital at capacity with RSV patients; Afraid of catching COVID-19 this Halloween? How to trick-or-treat safely; We need to have a plan in place,' Columbine principal says at WV School Safety Conference ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 27, 2022
10/27/2022
Fire official reminds people of W.Va. burn laws; Why pediatricians are worried about the end of the federal COVID emergency; What Parents Can Do as RSV Spikes Among Children ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 26, 2022
10/26/2022
WV reaches 7,500 deaths attributed to COVID; Signs and symptoms of flu, RSV and Covid in kids; Best COVID-19 test kits to buy online; Ian's Damage to Florida Agriculture reaches $1.8 Billion, impacts Citrus Crops...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 25, 2022
10/25/2022
Winter outlooks for Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia; Gov. Justice rules out required COVID vaccines for kid; As RSV Numbers Rise, State's Pediatric Bed Capacity Fills Up ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 24, 2022
10/24/2022
Marshall Creates 'Long COVID' Clinic; W.Va. Prepares For Increase In RSV; Dr. Ashish Jha on triple threat of winter illnesses in the U.S; Flood study expected to mitigate Morgantown flooding concerns...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 21, 2022
10/21/2022
Millions around world practice earthquake safety; New Grant Helps Expand Healthcare to Rural Communities; WVU researchers exploring how West Virginians bounce back after disastrous flooding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 20, 2022
10/20/2022
Flood coverage dropped by 16% in WV; Children's hospital in talks with FEMA to set up medical tent amid surge of respiratory illnesses;Justice Encourages Boosters, Flu Shots As Temperatures Drop...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 19, 2022
10/19/2022
West Virginia officials eye new Omicron variants; Upshur County Introduces New EMS Alert System; Ambulance shortage big focus of Wood County Commission meeting...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 18, 2022
10/18/2022
Kanawha County Commission looking for solutions as residents remain without heating, cooling due to flood; WV DOH trying to solve high-water problems in Rand; SKY WATCH: Meteor Showers expected from Oct. 20 through Nov. 21...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 17, 2022
10/17/2022
Gov. Justice requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Summer 2022 flooding; Omicron-specific Covid boosters appear to work well; New Omicron Subvariants Spread Amid Concerns of Next Coronavirus Wave...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 14, 2022
10/14/2022
U.S. extends Covid public health emergency; Eastwood Volunteer Fire Dept. visits Kanawha Elementary for fire safety education; Capito releases PSA about rainbow fentanyl ahead of Halloween ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 13, 2022
10/13/2022
Report says West Virginia is at a high cancer risk due to gas and oil fumes; WSAZ Investigates | Flooded and Frustrated; World Faces New Threats From Fast-Mutating Omicron Variants...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 12, 2022
10/12/2022
Active COVID-19 cases drop below 1,000 again in WV; $44M in fed funding will help fight opioid epidemic in WV; Severe storms to charge into Ohio, Tennessee valleys; State prepares to submit damages from summer flooding to FEMA for approval...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 11, 2022
10/11/2022
Pro-Russian hackers claim responsibility for knocking U.S. airport websites offline; Smithers mayor provides (flood recovery) update for residents; $8.1M for fire departments announced by West Virginia's senators...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 7, 2022
10/07/2022
Freeze Watch and Frost Advisories for several counties in West Virginia today & tomorrow; Early signs a new US COVID surge could be on its way; Kentucky residents still waiting for help months after devastating flooding...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 6, 2022
10/06/2022
In Focus: Fire Prevention Month; Ian's destruction expected to rank in top 10 costliest hurricanes in US history; Disaster prevention expo being held in Fairmont, WV; WV DHHR reports 9 COVID deaths today ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 4, 2022
10/04/2022
WV AG Warns Consumers of Charity/Disaster Scams in Wake of Hurricane Ian; Ten COVID deaths reported today; Local FEMA team stays prepared for flooding in West Virginia...more
WV DHHR reports 10 new COVID Deaths on Monday, October 3rd
10/03/2022
Included in those fatalities is a 24 year old. ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 30, 2022
09/30/2022
Cold Weather Could Increase COVID Cases; Officials Advocate for COVID boosters; Rain expected in WV as remnants of Hurricane Ian move north; West Virginia native goes viral for flying into Hurricane Ian...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 29, 2022
09/29/2022
Sheriff: Death toll in "hundreds" in Lee County, FL during Hurricane Ian; Remnants of Ian could bring 3 to 4 inches of rain to region; Appalachians head to Florida to help with Hurricane recovery ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 28, 2022
09/28/2022
Ian's flooding rainfall, coastal inundation to spread north well beyond Florida; Ian Likely To Make Another Landfall In Southeast; Omicron COVID booster shot Q & A; What science has to say about so-called COVID superdodgers ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 27, 2022
09/27/2022
After hammering Florida, Ian to make a run up the East Coast; Remnants of Ian could soak the region this weekend; Thursday is last day for May 6 Flood survivors (Huntington) to visit SBA center offering low-interest loans...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 26, 2022
09/26/2022
WV DHHR reports 14 new COVID deaths; WVU epidemiologist recommends Flu vaccine; Opioid epidemic effects on children discussed at conference; Parts of Southern WV could be hit hard by Hurricane Ian rainfall...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 23, 2022
09/23/2022
WV DHHR reported no new COVID deaths today; 4 questions about COVID-19 vaccines and bivalent boosters, answered; Major hurricane threat looms for the US next week as Tropical Depression 9 takes shape...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 22, 2022
09/22/2022
Monongalia Commission (WV) hears about flood concerns in Richard and Dellslow area; Resources Available to Prevent Veteran Suicide in Southern W.Va; More funding sought to improve Milton's water infrastructure ...more
Red Cross to Host Virtual Preparedness Trainings in September for the Public
09/19/2022
FREE Community Preparedness Education Program virtual sessions the third week of September...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 19, 2022
09/19/2022
Five Steps Everyone Should Take ​to Prepare for Natural Disasters; May 6 flood victims eligible for low-interest loans; Doctors: Time to get your flu shot and COVID booster if you're eligible...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 15, 2022
09/15/2022
W.Va. preparing to roll out statewide school safety initiative; Senators call to end child mask mandates nationwide; FEMA Must Revamp Flood Insurance Program; Health officials give update on federal response to monkeypox ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 14, 2022
09/14/2022
W.V. Lawmakers Consider Flood Risk, Disaster Strategy; Should I get the new COVID-19 booster? Here's what you need to know; Geothermal bubbles up as another way to fight climate change...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 13, 2022
09/13/2022
Accuracy Of COVID Tests, Numbers Raises Concern; W.Va. Among Most Flood Susceptible In Nation; Campbells Creek residents say cleanup efforts continue weeks after the flood...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 12, 2022
09/12/2022
Bivalent COVID-19 and monkeypox vaccines available locally; Participants injured in Summersville fire parade; W.Va. Remembrance Events Honor 9/11 Victims; FEMA Offering Flooding Victims (in Kentucky) Home Rebuilding Tips; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 9, 2022
09/09/2022
21 West Virginia COVID deaths reported Friday with 3,058 active cases; Pentecostal Lighthouse Church looks for help after a devastating flood; Rising seas could destroy millions of U.S. acres in decades ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 8, 2022
09/08/2022
'Save A Life Day' Spreads Support, Naloxone Across The State, Flu Season Is Coming, How To Time Getting Your Vaccine; WVU Student Tests Positive For Monkeypox - 8 Cases Statewide...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 7, 2022
09/07/2022
Road repairs expected to begin this week in Williamson after flood damage; Hoyer: Omicron Booster Recommended, Available; Los Angeles' Chief Heat officer on outages: 'People's lives are at risk' ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 6, 2022
09/06/2022
WV health officials prepping to provide Omicron boosters; WV, KY officials ignored plans to prepare for catastrophic flooding; Extreme weather threatens millions across U.S. Lewis Co.doctor raising awareness on emergency response ...more
September is National Preparedness Month - Protect Your Legacy
09/05/2022
All West Virginians encouraged to participate in National Preparedness Month this September...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 2, 2022
09/02/2022
WV sees active COVID-19 cases rise, five more deaths; Tropical Storm Danielle likely to become season's first hurricane; Many remembered for International Overdose Awareness Day event at Mountaineer Recovery Center ...more
WV and National Disaster News - September 1, 2022
09/01/2022
What to know about preparing emergency kits for at home and to go; Paint Creek still sudsy; neighbors seek answers; Conservation Agency to oversee stream clearing work after flooding...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 31, 2022
08/31/2022
High water, power outages reported in spots after storms move through WV; FCC will TEST the Wireless Alert System on Sept. 12 and 13; Local universities share monkeypox policies; Life expectancy in US continues to drop, driven by COVID-19...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 30, 2022
08/30/2022
Gov. Justice declares Sept​embe​r as WV Preparedness Month; Forever Chemicals' Found In 67 of the State's Drinking Water Systems; Flood victim says additional assistance is needed; Storm-weary South braces for more flooding ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 29, 2022
08/29/2022
High community levels of COVID-19 found in 48 WV counties; Haven't claimed your free COVID tests from the federal government? You only have a few days left to do it; National Guard arrives in Fayette County to assist with flood relief efforts...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 26, 2022
08/26/2022
Truck driver arrested for DUI after crash on WV Turnpike; Chemical spill: Community reacts to tractor-trailer crash near Paint Creek; New COVID Booster Approval; Weather may have played role in deadly Marion Co. plane crash ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 25, 2022
08/25/2022
Charleston, WV sets summer record for rainfall; WV National Guard to start flood debris clean up in Fayette County; Mon County Health Dept. offering monkeypox vaccines; Colleges prepare for COVID, monkeypox on campus (...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 23, 2022
08/23/2022
Beckley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training to Start; Residents in Big Ugly, WV area cleaning up after flood; Heavy rains, flooding threaten drought-stricken South/ & Southwest; Suspect with 'hoax bomb' charged...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 22, 2022
08/22/2022
Boone flooding latest in summer that won't quit; FREE annual naloxone distribution expands statewide for September event; Public health officials urge vaccination as U.S. deals with COVID, monkeypox and polio...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 18, 2022
08/18/2022
Flooding leads to possible raw sewage discharge in WV state waters; Flooding leaves mess at Eastern Kanawha youth sports complexes; Senior flood victims may need face-to-face help for claims...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 17, 2022
08/17/2022
Damage assessment key in seeking assistance for flood victims; Debris collection set for flooded areas of WV; State Repairing Bridges, Culverts Damaged By Heavy Rainfall; Kanawha-Charleston Health Dept giving free tetanus shots for local flood workers ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 16, 2022
08/16/2022
State Of Emergency Declared For Kanawha, Fayette Counties; Flash Flooding in WV Prompts Dozens of Water Rescues; More than 100 Campbells Creek households report flooding damage; Greenbrier County locals losing hope in future flood prevention ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 12, 2022
08/12/2022
As State Fair Starts, Swine Flu Precautions In Place; Heavy rain on Wednesday night swamps Ripley school; Flash flood warning issued for parts of North Central West Virginia till 11 pm; Gov issues state of emergency over corrections staffing...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 10, 2022
08/10/2022
Flash flood warning, flood watch issued for some counties in region; ​COVID-19 Hospitalizations Climb Closer To State's Limit; Two area residents tested for Monkeypox in Ohio County...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 9, 2022
08/09/2022
CDC expected to relax COVID guidelines as kids head back to school; A WV Sheriff priorittizing 911 calls in WV city; Southern WV Business Hub Tackles Workforce Challenges With Addiction Recovery Training; Program; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 8, 2022
08/08/2022
Parts of northeast West Virginia receive flooding; Flood threat to return to inundated Ohio, Tennessee River valleys; Water And Wastewater Systems Should Take Action Against Cyber Attacks; WV COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Climb ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 5, 2022
08/05/2022
NWS issues flood watch for mu​ltiple counties; Studies offer new pieces of long Covid puzzle; Clearing up myths about monkeypox; Map: Track monkeypox across the U.S. ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 4, 2022
08/04/2022
Officials waiting for confirmation of swine flu cases in Jackson County; Destroyed bridge traps people in Jackson County community for more than a day; Town of Clendenin gives back to flood victims; COVID cases drop 9% globally last week, deaths stable...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 3, 2022
08/03/2022
Homes in West Virginia Face Most At-Risk of 100-Year Storm; Tornado Hits Dallas WV; Braxton County dealing with flooding; Mingo County residents deal with flood damage and loss of service ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 2, 2022
08/02/2022
What to know about buying flood insurance; Suspected tornado does damage in Northern Panhandle; In Kentucky, More Rain Complicates Recovery as Death Toll Rises; Long COVID is sidelining millions of workers from their jobs ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 1, 2022
08/01/2022
Flood safety tips on the road; Flash flooding impacting roads across region; Efforts underway addressing flooding risk in Huntington; Neighboring States, FEMA Aid Search, Rescue Efforts In Flooded Eastern Kentucky Communities ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 28, 2022
07/28/2022
WVDHHR reports 20 COVID deaths since yesteday; Southern Counties Experience Flooding With More Rain Likely Through Friday, Next Week; Rt. 60 closed from I-64 to Rainelle due to high flood water...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 27, 2022
07/27/2022
State Of Preparedness for ALL 55 counties Issued For Flooding Threat; Mingo residents begin flood cleanup process while bracing for more heavy rainfall; COVID daily percent positivity of 30.81% shatters prior mark ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 26, 2022
07/26/2022
Upcoming rainfall elevates flood risk across the region; City, county officials talk about how to stay storm ready; U.S. announces reforestation effort to combat destructive wildfires; WV COVID cases remain over 3K...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 25, 2022
07/25/2022
Severe weather leaves thousands without electricity in West Virginia; COVID deaths are back up to nearly 500 a day; More than 50M at risk for severe weather in Northeast; Flood insurance hikes will drive 1M from market; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 21, 2022
07/21/2022
Amjad: State still awaiting official confirmation on monkeypox case; WV DHHR Reports Six Deaths attributed to COVID-19; Record high temperatures reported across the U.S. How FEMA Can Prioritize Equity in Disaster Recovery Assistance ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 20, 2022
07/20/2022
Chemical Truck Wreck Closes Westbound I-64 in West Virginia; State Leaders Renew Calls For Vaccination Amidst BA.5 Surge; Ohio County Health Dept. Director Says Not All COVID Cases Counted...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 19, 2022
07/19/2022
City of Huntington reports flooding along Fourpole Creek; Covid cancels Theatre West Virginia shows; Rounds of drenching storms to keep Northeast on alert this week; 40 million under heat warnings as 89 large fires rage across U.S...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 18, 2022
07/18/2022
Flood Alerts for West Virginia!; Changes in the weather are good news for parched Northeast; Central and western states brace for dangerous heatwave; Funds remain for those struggling to pay housing expenses due to pandemic ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 14, 2022
07/14/2022
Major flooding hits McDowell - Gov. Justice Declares State of Emergency; Mercer County Courthouse hit by lightning; COVID-19 Reinfections are common, But they are not harmless; Mid-Ohio Valley Health Dept. staff meet to discuss monkeypox ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 13, 2022
07/13/2022
Storms down trees, cause high water issues in some areas of region; COVID-19 hospitalizations rising in W.Va.; Mask wearing to be required at all Charleston Area Medical Center facilities ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 12, 2022
07/12/2022
COVID-19 Among Top 5 Causes of Death in the U.S.; 'It's ok to need help': 988 mental health crisis line launches Saturday; Huntington City Council approves amendments to proposed floodwall rules ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 11, 2022
07/11/2022
Twenty=two COVID deaths reported since last Friday; West Virginia announces first probable case of monkeypox; Cars stranded in high water ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 8, 2022
07/08/2022
Downed trees, thousands of power outages remain after storms sweep through; Residents wonder what's next after FEMA denies assistance to those affected by May floods; Active covid cases, hospitalizations increase in West Virginia...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 6, 2022
07/06/2022
Talk of new COVID vaccine may be giving people the wrong idea; Woman struck by lightning in kitchen; flooding reported; FEMA denies emergency funding for West Virginia flood damage; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 5, 2022
07/05/2022
Early week weather threat: Severe storms and heavy rain; Federal judge rules in favor of drug wholesalers; Updated Covid Shots Are Coming. Will They Be Too Late?...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 30, 2022
06/30/2022
New Peoples Bank acknowledges “cybersecurity incident"; Ten years since historic storm: The 2012 derecho; Swarms of earthquakes getting stronger near small SC town: 'It's got to be causing damage'; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 29, 2022
06/29/2022
Justice urging residents to get boosters as busy summer season approaches; Derecho hit W.Va. 10 years ago today; Speakers emphasize importance of floodplains mitigating disasters ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 28, 2022
06/28/2022
Flood Insurance: What It Costs and What It Covers; Some Nicholas County students still waiting for new school after 2016 floods; How climate change is affecting extreme weather events around the world; COVID-related hospitializations over 200 in WV...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 27, 2022
06/27/2022
Environmental, labor groups join forces to fight climate change; WV helicopter crashed on last flight of day; Hospitals, health care providers forced to balance expanded virtual services and cybersecurity risk mitigation ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 24, 2022
06/24/2022
Local first responders deal with storm damage - Leaves thousands without poewr in North Central WV; Flooding and snow conditions keeping citizens trapped on Romines Mill Road in Lost Creek; Low and No-Cost Preparedness Tips ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 23, 2022
06/23/2022
Heat advisory issued for parts of W.Va., Kentucky, Ohio; Learn How to Stay Safe During Exreme Heat; Storms knock out power to thousands; Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines For Infants And Toddlers Coming To W.Va...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 22, 2022
06/22/2022
Severe weather coming to Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday; The Demographics of Disaster, New Neuropsychiatric Risks Among COVID-19 Patients Tied to Disease Severity...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 21, 2022
06/21/2022
Storm leaves Mingo County in a state of emergency; Thousands of Tri-State residents still without power; WV set to receive nearly 20K COVID vaccine doses for kids 5 and under...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 17, 2022
06/17/2022
Kanawha County Emergency Management walks through preparedness kit building; AEP customers waiting for power restoration endure heat; I-79 shooting: Extreme, record-challenging heat to make a comeback in north-central US ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 16, 2022
06/16/2022
Cooling station locations throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley; Hardest hit areas of Wheeling begin storm cleanup; Wetzel County flash flood death under investigation; ights Gradually Coming Back On in Ohio, Marshall Counties...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 15, 2022
06/15/2022
Woman reportedly swept away in flash flood; Safety officials warn of extreme heat dangers; Storm threat lingers through Friday; School Safety Focus Of W.Va. House Of Delegates General Session...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 14, 2022
06/14/2022
Severe thunderstorms down trees, knock out power to thousands; WV hits 7,000 COVID-19 deaths; WV COVID-19 Czar Highlights New Precautions, Protocols; U.S. cities test naming heat waves as a warning system, similar to hurricanes ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 13, 2022
06/13/2022
Over 30+ trees were knocked down due to Wednesday's storm at a local nature trail; Just 20 more houses remaining for West Virginia RISE flood relief; WVEMD, FEMA announce community workshop ...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 3, 2022
06/03/2022
Youngest COVID-related death reported in West Virginia; Study: Vaccines could have prevented 3,350 WV COVID deaths; FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia for Nuclear Emergency...more
WV and National Disaster News - June 1, 2022
06/01/2022
WV is high on environmental hazards but low on environmental protections; WV DHHR Extends Application Period for Emergency Energy Assistance Program; WV Gov., lead lawmakers hesitant to call special session on gun, school-safety issues ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 27, 2022
05/27/2022
Dangerous storms slam East Coast ahead of Memorial Day weekend; Three more COVID deaths in WV, with 2377 cases; Businesses, orgs attempt to meet home repair needs after flooding; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 26, 2022
05/26/2022
State officials gather Huntington flood assessments to seek individual FEMA help; We're finally learning more about long COVID; Severe weather, flood risk from huge storm to grind eastward into Friday...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 25, 2022
05/25/2022
What parents should know about Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 5; FEMA surveys Huntington after severe storms, flooding; Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Staffing Crisis in WV; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 24, 2022
05/24/2022
DHHR lists 2,000 recovered COVID cases over last 5 days; Cabell County residents can take damage survey for May 6 flood; WV Has 'One Chance' To Improve Flood Preparedness ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 20, 2022
05/20/2022
New COVID Alert Sent To W.Va. Parents Of Grade School Children; Seven COVID deaths, two in Raleigh County, as active cases rise to March highs; Flood Insurance for Renters; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 19, 2022
05/19/2022
COVID cases decrease as hospitalizations rise in W.Va.; State, federal leaders meet with goal of updating West Virginia’s flood plan; Biden invokes the Defense Production Act for the baby formula shortage ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 17, 2022
05/17/2022
Federal government is offering another round of free COVID tests; FEMA proposing updates to flood insurance rate maps along Elk River in Kanawha, Clendenin; Volunteers helping with flood cleanup; Consumers warned of social media grant scams ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 16, 2022
05/16/2022
One week later and Huntington flood victims still face long road of recovery ahead; Atmosphere primed for potent storms across Northeast, mid-Atlantic; Nurses grapple with burnout, yet step up to challenges of COVID ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 13, 2022
05/13/2022
How the latest cellphone hacking scam works and how to protect yourself; Covid cases are surging but hospitalizations are not; One Person Dead, Several Injured in Derecho Across Midwest, Northern Plains ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 12, 2022
05/12/2022
Huntington to discuss infrastructure improvements after flooding;  COVID-19 hospitalizations in W.Va. up; four more deaths reported; Sherman High School flooded with complaints after water damage...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 11, 2022
05/11/2022
American Red Cross assisting in flood-ravaged Huntington as families work to recover; Cities Brace for Apocalyptic Flooding As New Age of Super Storms Dawns; 1325 Active COVID Cases and 4 New Deaths in West Virginia ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 10, 2022
05/10/2022
Huntington residents say flooding aftermath is 'heartbreaking'; Officials hold out hope for federal assistance as they assess flood damage; Runaway barges currently held in place in Potomac ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 9, 2022
05/09/2022
NWS: Cabell County hit the hardest with high water; Public Works crews to begin hauling away debris from Friday flood; More intense hurricanes may be on the way Over 6,400 West Virginians got first COVID shot in the past month...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 5, 2022
05/05/2022
West Virginia has highest drug use in the US; COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths forecast to rise in the US for first time in months; Severe Thunderstorms, including a Few Tornadoes, to Hit the South Through Friday ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 4, 2022
05/04/2022
WV COVID cases climb back above 800 mark but appear less severe; Procession planned to escort fallen firefighter's body from Charleston to Braxton County; Frequent severe storms to increase flash flooding risk across central U.S....more
WV and National Disaster News - April 29, 2022
04/29/2022
W.Va. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rising; Federal infrastructure legislation may support rural communities in WV; Dry Southwest braces for stiffer winds, ‘epic’ fire danger ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 28, 2022
04/28/2022
First responders, local officials urge support of safety levy; Moderna seeks FDA authorization for vaccine for very young; Why do my dogs smell like orange slices? The latest research on how COVID messes with smell; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 27, 2022
04/27/2022
W.Va. Overdose Deaths On The Decline; Severe Thunderstorm, Flood Threats Return to Plains Again Late This Week; Can we trust rapid COVID tests against BA.2? This is what the experts say...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 26, 2022
04/26/2022
West Virginia communities celebrate return of clean water; Severe Thunderstorm, Flood Threats Return to Plains Again; Biden administration expands availability of COVID antiviral pill ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 25, 2022
04/25/2022
Process begins for storm-water improvements on Rogers Street; WV Map All Green Locally; Wildfires hit Southwest as season starts "dangerously early"; With transportation mask order lifted, bus riders worried about health have few alternatives ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 20, 2022
04/20/2022
Gov. warns against residents skipping second covid booster shot; Eastern Panhandle work crews flip from patching potholes to snow removal; WV Public Transportation agencies respond to federal mask mandate on public transportation...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 19, 2022
04/19/2022
How to Step Into an Emergency Management Job with FEMA Corps an AmeriCorps Program; Some major U.S. airlines are dropping mask mandates for travelers; Spring nor'easter could dump 10 inches of snow in Pennsylvania and New York ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 18, 2022
04/18/2022
Marion County Emergency Management is offering to purchase homes in flood plain areas as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; WV hospitals navigate supply chain issues; $10 million in ARPA funds to help struggling Emergency Medical Services...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 14, 2022
04/14/2022
Snow totals top 40 inches as April blizzard blasts north; WV Prepares Rollout of 4th Vaccine Dose; Officials say new WV mental health hotline will help people in the state; Masks requirement on planes, trains and buses in the US extended until May 3...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 13, 2022
04/13/2022
WV Senators want naloxone available over the counter; Nearly 100M at risk for next severe weather outbreak (on Wednesday) across heartland; New White House COVID czar calls for calm as cases rise, driven by BA.2...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 12, 2022
04/12/2022
COVID cases rise again in half of U.S. states: Should we worry? Survivors should notify FEMA about insurance settlements (Kentucky); NOAA: Record increases in atmospheric methane may be evidence of a climate-related feedback loop ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 11, 2022
04/11/2022
Area hospitals see decline in COVID-19 patients; Warning Sirens a Relic of the Past as Emergency Agencies Move to Phone-Based Alerts; Most far-reaching severe weather, tornado threat so far in 2022 forecast for central US ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 8, 2022
04/08/2022
Gov. Justice promotes second COVID booster shots; Enormous storm could produce blizzard, widespread severe weather next week; W.Va. Stiffens Penalties For Fentanyl Distribution; NOAA: Potent heat-trapping methane increases at record pace ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 7, 2022
04/07/2022
Active COVID-19 cases back over 300 in W.Va. on Wednesday; Advisers to FDA weigh in on updated COVID boosters for the fall ; Tornado Outbreak: Three Deaths Blamed on Storms...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 6, 2022
04/06/2022
Storms batter aging power grid as climate disasters spread; New Way for Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free COVID-19 tests; Concerns in WV after COVID spikes in two neighboring states ...more
WV and National Disaster News - April 1, 2022
04/01/2022
McDowell County brush fires contained, officials monitoring; Rinse and repeat: Southern US to face more volatile weather; Number of active COVID cases in W.Va. sees slight bump; Covid-19 success stories – then they saw massive outbreaks...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 31, 2022
03/31/2022
Firefighters battle various structure and brush fires in WV; Severe storms pummel South, killing at least 2 in Florida; Kanawha health leader sees endemic in sight with COVID-19; National Park Service Plans Fire to Maintain Habitat in New River Gorge ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 30, 2022
03/30/2022
Red flag warning with elevated fire danger issued Wednesday for parts of W.Va., FDA authorizes second Covid booster for people ages 50 and older; W.Va. officials encourage additional booster; Severe Weather Outbreak in the South; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 29, 2022
03/29/2022
DHHR: Active cases of COVID-19 drop near 400-mark; Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak Packing Widespread Damaging Winds, Tornadoes Expected This Week; JCOHSEM provides bovine emergency response training ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 28, 2022
03/28/2022
More than 100 families to soon have access to clean drinking water; Residents reminded of flooding, hazardous weather danger; CDC drops mask recommendation for all but 1 WV counties ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 25, 2022
03/25/2022
Storm Leads to Downed Lines, Tornado Warn; Day four of West Virginia Flood Safety and Severe Weather Awareness Week focuses on lightning; Five Dead, more than 1,300 Homes Damaged in Tornadoes, Flooding Across the South ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 24, 2022
03/24/2022
Flood Safety and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2022: Hail Safety; Parkersburg officials outline stormwater plans; Why do scientists believe ‘tornado alley’ is shifting? The US remains at Shields Up over Russia's cyber threat ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 23, 2022
03/23/2022
Risk for severe weather across Ohio and West Virginia for Wednesday; Know how to Stay SAFE during Storms!; Firefighters battle mountain blaze in Morgan County; Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 22, 2022
03/22/2022
Pandemic briefing: COVID-related funds to be available for some homeowners; task force keeps eye on second Omicron variant; Dangerous storms, tornadoes to threaten a dozen states across South ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 21, 2022
03/21/2022
State, FEMA mark severe weather week; Active coronavirus cases in W.Va. fall below 700; Fauci says US unlikely to see surge from new COVID-19 variant; EPA puts Paden City on Superfund list ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 18, 2022
03/18/2022
AccuWeather forecasters on alert for major severe weather outbreak; Marshall Students Learn To Thwart Cyber Attacks; As COVID rates rise in Europe and Asia, how worried should Americans be about another wave?...more
Gov. Justice proclaims March 21 – 25 as Flood Safety and Severe Weather Awareness Week in West Virginia
03/18/2022
Gov. Justice - “Knowing what to do in advance of severe weather saves lives, so I commend the WV EMD for keeping us all prepared and aware when severe weather inevitably strikes again."...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 17, 2022
03/17/2022
Falling Covid numbers make local health departments restrategize; WHO says global rise in Covid cases is 'tip of the iceberg'; Report finds disaster victims in poor communities often rejected by FEMA ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 16, 2022
03/16/2022
Wastewater sampling shows some alarming COVID concerns; COVID deaths near 6,600 while active cases fall to just above 1,000; National Guard Provided Helping Hand...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 14, 2022
03/14/2022
War in Ukraine could make the Covid-19 pandemic worse, WHO says; FEMA: More Than $64M in Aid Approved After Kentucky Tornadoes; CDC data: COVID-19 decline taking longer in North Central West Virginia; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 10, 2022
03/10/2022
Warm weather will transition to cold, snow as weekend begins (WV); Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Flooding Rain Possible Through Saturday in the Southeast; The pandemic is making America’s dismal pregnancy-related death rate even worse...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 9, 2022
03/09/2022
March Snowstorm looms for Saturday; Clendenin area community gets new bridge nearly six years after flood damages old one; Families still waiting on tornado relief funds - KY; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 8, 2022
03/08/2022
Kanawha County tops 600 total COVID-19-related deaths; Weather-related issues knock out power to hundreds; Don’t ditch your COVID face masks, experts say. Here's why; W.Va. Mom Who Lost Son To COVID Teaches Others About Vaccines ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 4, 2022
03/04/2022
WSAZ Investigates | Road Slip Concerns; Severe storms to threaten tens of millions in central, southern US; UPDATE: 46 WV COVID deaths reported on Thursday; More than 90% of U.S. population can ditch facemasks under CDC Covid guidance ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 3, 2022
03/03/2022
Resources at risk: concerns for Jefferson Co. EMS; Red Cross helping community be prepared for emergency; WV Overdose Deaths Slow Down As Pandemic Winds Down; Kanawha-Charleston Health Dept. announces new Health Officer and Executive Director ...more
WV and National Disaster News - March 1, 2022
03/01/2022
'It's beyond disrespectful': W.Va. coal miners call for no vote on mine safety bill; Mining accident claims life of a McDowell County man; Twenty-two COVID deaths reported today in WV...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 28, 2022
02/28/2022
Large Fire Engulfs Administrative Building at WV Schools For The Deaf And The Blind; WV May Still Have ‘High (COVID) Transmission’ According To Expected CDC Masking Guidance; Warmth to set stage for spring weather dangers in central US ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 25, 2022
02/25/2022
UPDATE: Flood watch issued for multiple counties in Eyewitness News viewing region; Wintry weather and flood threats through the end of the workweek for north central WV; W.Va. Researchers Conducting 4-Year Study On Long COVID-19 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 23, 2022
02/23/2022
Tips to prepare for flooding; Flooding causes bridge collapse in Glenville; Millions of Americans impacted by back-to-back winter storms; Church Group Helping Vaccinate Wheeling’s Minorities, Underserved...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 22, 2022
02/22/2022
National Weather Service issues flood watch for multiple counties; State getting closer to transitioning from pandemic to endemic with COVID; Virus spread easing but West Virginia’s COVID-19 deaths continue ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 17, 2022
02/17/2022
Booster shot key cutting Omicron Death Risk; Health official says it’s too soon to lift mask mandates in WV schools; Northern West Virginia could see localized flooding from excessive rain today ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 16, 2022
02/16/2022
Kanawha County Schools drops mandatory mask policy; U.S. Will See Century's Worth of Sea Level Rise Within 30 Years; CDC warns US travelers to avoid 135-plus destinations due to 'very high' COVID-19 levels; ...more
FEMA Accepting Applications for the Youth Preparedness Council
02/15/2022
The council engages America’s youth in preparedness-related activities and provides young people an opportunity to present their perspectives, feedback, and opinions to FEMA staff. ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 11, 2022
02/11/2022
U.S. plans to roll out COVID-19 shots for children under 5 years in February; New guidance on return to youth sports and activity after COVID-19; WV Attorney General objects to Potomac River dam removal ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 10, 2022
02/10/2022
'Substantial' Heart Risks Up to a Year After COVID-19; State BOE gets an update on slow progress on flooded schools; CDC still recommends universal masking in every county except these...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 9, 2022
02/09/2022
WV DHHR reported 39 COVID deaths today; Capito, Manchin to expand telehealth services in WV; FEMA unveils text to find shelter feature; NIH-funded study suggests COVID-19 increases risk of pregnancy complications ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 8, 2022
02/08/2022
Four steps to protect against home flooding no matter where you live; Ice storm still impacting Marshall, Ohio counties; WVDOH combats snow plow worker shortage ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 7, 2022
02/07/2022
Crumbling road causes safety concerns (WV); Oil spill in Boone County reported as an act of vandalism; Active COVID-19 cases fall in Sunday report from WV DHHR ...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 4, 2022
02/04/2022
Ohio River valley expected to get the most out of approaching winter storm; Multiple local health departments will stop Covid contact tracing; Medicare to provide up to 8 free tests per month (USA Today)...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 3, 2022
02/03/2022
Heavy rain transitioning to ice in the W.Va. forecast this week; Why do some people get Covid when others don’t? Here’s what we know so far; Active cases drop, deaths rise from COVID virus in West Virginia...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 2, 2022
02/02/2022
Winter storm looms for late week; Governors Pre-Empt Winter Storm With States of Emergency; U.S. Army begins to discharge soldiers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination...more
WV and National Disaster News - February 1, 2022
02/01/2022
Major storm to soak south-central US, threaten icy conditions; Justice seeks vaccine waiver for rural hospitals; TMC Technologies sends at-home COVID tests to all employees; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 31, 2022
01/31/2022
Increased calls to suicide hotline cause concern for WV’s call center; Medical Center expanding COVID-19 care with mobile unit; Why renters are uniquely vulnerable to climate disasters...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 28, 2022
01/28/2022
CAMC operates in crises mode like all other hospitals in WV; Omicron surge continues, impacting more children; Blizzard warnings in place from Mid-Atlantic to New England; Climate change made rain estimates outdated...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 27, 2022
01/27/2022
Wait continues for 2016 flood victims; improper liens placed on RISE WV home sites; Rural hospitals struggle to keep up with COVID spike; Northeast faces heavy snow and blizzard conditions this weekend ...more
WV COVID-19 Resources
01/27/2022
See links to various COVID-19 Resources in West Virginia. Includes COVID Testing, Vaccination, Rental Assistance, Nursing Expansion Program, & More! ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 25, 2022
01/25/2022
WV hits highest daily COVID positivity ever - Death toll in state now twice that of 1918 pandemic; West Virginia receiving about half of antibodies it requests; FOX Weather monitoring possibility of nor’easter this weekend...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 24, 2022
01/24/2022
Local Hospitals Balance Surgeries, Staffing and COVID; As hospital capacity grows urgent, Justice announces initiatives to train more nurses; Humans do a poor job of calculating risk. That's terrible for the climate crisis...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 21, 2022
01/21/2022
WV Gov. Justice uses his own COVID experience to encourage vaccinations; VFDs stretched thin during busy winter; Lawmakers consider funding, retention bills; W.Va. hits daily positive test rate record of 25.01%; new virus cases top 5,400...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 20, 2022
01/20/2022
FREE government COVID test kits now available: Everything you need to know; Pharmacies to receive N95 masks to give to public; EMA directors prepare for more winter weather...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 18, 2022
01/18/2022
Thousands without power in southern West Virginia as Izzy moves east; Next snow event coming Wednesday night; This month's deadly fires raise questions about national fire safety ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 14, 2022
01/14/2022
Snowstorm expected to hit area Sunday; Many hospitals in W.Va. close to breaking point; WVNG to start dispatching soldiers to hospitals next week to assist workers; Many hospitals are halting nonurgent procedures ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 13, 2022
01/13/2022
Eastern US on alert for a thumping from another major winter storm; W.Va. National Guard preps to send 25 soldiers on Monday to help CAMC with staffing; Harrison-Taylor (West Virginia) 911 Center dispatches 224 emergency calls in past 30 hours; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 12, 2022
01/12/2022
Justice tests positive for COVID-19; Senator Stephen Baldwin To Lead New Sub-Committee On Flooding; The White House will distribute 10 million more COVID tests per month to schools ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 11, 2022
01/11/2022
Bad weather leads to blocked roads and mudslides in Boone County; Huntington road still underwater; city officials work to fix the problem; Which Car Will Better Survive Total Infrastructure Collapse: Gas or Electric? ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 10, 2022
01/10/2022
Officials warn of dangers following flooding and snow melting; West Virginia pushes for second COVID-19 booster; Biden administration signs first contract for free rapid Covid-19 test distribution...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 7, 2022
01/07/2022
Winter storm dumps 8 or more inches of snow in parts of North Central West Virginia; I77 reopens following crash involving tractor-trailer; Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 6, 2022
01/06/2022
As much as six inches of snow predicted to fall on WV through Friday; CAMC provides glimpse into its overcrowded, understaffed emergency room as cases surge; Reimbursement for rapid at-home tests will start next week, a White House official says ...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 5, 2022
01/05/2022
COVID-19 Cases Rising As 1 in 5 State Residents Who Are Tested Register Positive; These winter essentials can help if your car gets stuck in the snow; W.Va. Task Force still focused in getting unvaccinated West Virginians their first shot...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 4, 2022
01/04/2022
Virus Cases, Hospitalizations Surge in West Virginia; Calls grow for state leaders to address EMS issues magnified by pandemic; Biggest mid-Atlantic snowstorm in years kicks off the first week of 2022...more
WV and National Disaster News - January 3, 2022
01/03/2022
2021: A year full of extreme weather events; Heavy rain producing high water in southern coalfields; DHHR Warns of Spam Messages Regarding Vaccine Status; Winter Storm Spreading Snow, Strong Winds From Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 30, 2021
12/30/2021
US Dept. of Justice Awards More Than $300 Million to Fight Opioid and Stimulant Crisis; 2k new COVID cases reported in West Virginia Wednesday; WV National Guard highlights 2021 accomplishments ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 28, 2021
12/28/2021
State Auditor: State workers will be paid on schedule despite cyber attack; Firefighters continue to battle Christmas Day tire fire in Summersville; CDC cuts isolation time for the asymptomatic; New Omicron variant fills up children's hospitals ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 27, 2021
12/27/2021
Hospitals stressed: Patient capacity, staffing issues remain as COVID rising once again; More bowl games called off as COVID outbreaks continue to plague sport; Travel nightmare: Another 2,000 flights canceled Monday ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 22, 2021
12/22/2021
As hospital capacity grows urgent, Justice announces initiatives to train more nurses; Hamlin community comes together to help Kentucky Tornado victims; Covid-19 was third leading cause of death in 2020...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 21, 2021
12/21/2021
W.Va. Hospital Association outlines grim holiday outlook due to COVID; Biden to announce free COVID tests, more aid for hospitals to deal with omicron; Gov. Beshear update on tornado response ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 20, 2021
12/20/2021
West Virginia vaccination booster rate lowest in U.S.; fentanyl fatalities highest; Kentucky police warn of scammers posing as FEMA, Red Cross after tornadoes; Stressed hospitals, weary nurses brace for another COVID-19 winter surge ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 16, 2021
12/16/2021
Kentucky Tornado Relief Information; Flu and Covid-19 cases rising in much of the US; 100 mph winds, tornadoes rip across central US...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 15, 2021
12/15/2021
Biden visiting storm-ravaged Kentucky to offer aid, support; NWS, Emergency Management Officials urge locals to be Prepared for Severe Weather year-round; Percentage of unvaccinated COVID hospital patients on the rise again; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 14, 2021
12/14/2021
West Virginia officials prepare for winter surge of COVID; Thousands Are Without Heat and Water in Kentucky After Tornadoes Kill Dozens; Wheeling first responders on the ground in Kentucky helping with tornado response; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 10, 2021
12/10/2021
Road Patrol:WVU researchers looking to prevent rockslides on rural West Virginia roads; Pennsylvania and other cold weather states are struggling to hire snowplow drivers; COVID-19 ‘biggest global crisis for children in our 75-year history’...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 9, 2021
12/09/2021
Over 1k new COVID cases reported on Wednesday; In wake of anonymous suicide letter, students ask for virtual classes and mental health resources; Looking at the Cabell County Quick Response Team’s impact on overdose deaths ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 8, 2021
12/08/2021
State Surpasses 5,000 COVID Deaths; Lawmakers look at mitigating the next major flood; Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron; Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; many sites affected ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 7, 2021
12/07/2021
City Council approves syringe program; COVID-19 mandates in place in New Orleans ahead of Marshall bowl game; Omicron could be more contagious, less dangerous. That would be 'good news for the human race.'...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 6, 2021
12/06/2021
Residents wake up to tornado warnings, blast of rough weather; New River Gorge fire 95% contained; West Virginia Closes In on 5,000 COVID Deaths ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 3, 2021
12/03/2021
WV tops 7,000 active COVID cases, adds 50 deaths; Crews battle overnight forest fire at Cacapon State Park; 'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 2, 2021
12/02/2021
Fire at New River Gorge affects 150 acres; blaze 50% contained; Active COVID-19 cases increase in WV; Biden will outline new steps to combat Covid through winter months; Two Years Into Covid-19 And What Are The Real Omicron Surprises?...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 1, 2021
12/01/2021
New River Gorge fire now at 100 acres; Fire crews from multiple states battle brush fire in New River Gorge; Little Known About Omicron Variant, State Health Officials Say; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 30, 2021
11/30/2021
Seven new COVID-19-related deaths reported in Kanawha County; Ohio Valley health official says Omicron variant “more than likely” in the U.S; Atlantic hurricane season ends up as more costly than the record-breaking one in 2020...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 29, 2021
11/29/2021
1 year later, first responder agencies happy with new Harrison/Taylor (West Virginia) 911 system; ‘I’m A Long-Hauler’: Martins Ferry Pastor and COVID-19 Survivor; WV Health Officials Seeking To Re-Vaccinate Those Who Received Diluted COVID Vaccinations...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 19, 2021
11/19/2021
More childhood COVID-19 cases reported in West Virginia; Are Ransomware Payments Covered by Cyberinsurance? Morgantown leaders support warming shelter, direct funds to help low-income residents ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 18, 2021
11/18/2021
Cold Front Brings Showers Today in WV; Fire officials urge heating safety as winter months approach; WV Gov. Justice on 18+ population: ‘if you’re breathing, you can get your booster shot’ ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 17, 2021
11/17/2021
Wet to wintry Thursday in store; West Virginia officials encourage vaccinations, boosters ahead of potential winter COVID surge; CDC Advisory Panel to Consider Expanding Booster Eligibility to All Adults By Friday ...more
WV and National Disater News - November 16, 2021
11/16/2021
Winter weather awareness week declared in West Virginia; West Virginia Parkways Authority hit by cyber-attack; Bodies stack up in West Virginia Medical Examiner's freezer— without a clear legal alternative ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 15, 2021
11/15/2021
First measurable snow to pummel chilly Northeast; parts of West Virginia to see snow; COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among the Vaccinated on the Rise in West Virginia; Only 5% of state’s population has been fully vaccinated and gotten booster shots ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 10, 2021
11/10/2021
Gusty storms, heavy rain to erase milder weather in eastern US; West Virginia reports 20 new COVID-19 deaths, more than 250 new cases; Surgeon general on combating COVID-19 vaccine misinformation ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 9, 2021
11/09/2021
Children the focus of new West Virginia COVID vaccination program; Marsh concerned about 'uptick' in COVID spread rate; Emergency Services Agencies In W.Va. Look For COVID-19 Help ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 8, 2021
11/08/2021
COVID-19-related hospitalizations increase in W.Va. on Sunday; Dangerous Storm Brewing Ahead of Veterans Day; Realtors: Fema's New Flood Insurance Pricing Looks Promising...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 4, 2021
11/04/2021
Pediatricians, state leaders urge WV parents to vaccinate kids against COVID following Pfizer approval; Justice Awards Community Block Grants To Flood Damaged Communities; A new study reveals how humans can transmit the COVID-19 virus to deer ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 3, 2021
11/03/2021
West Virginia begins distribution of vaccines to those ages 5-11; You're feeling sick. Try not to panic. How to combat COVID, flu anxiety this winter; Weather Service Confirms 5 Tornadoes Hit Missouri, Illinois ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 2, 2021
11/02/2021
Midweek storm could bring flood risk to South Central states; TS Wanda and the tropics; A potentially faster-spreading Delta variant, AY.4.2, has been spotted in 8 states; DHHR: Active COVID cases fall below 7,000 ...more
WV and National Disaster News - November 1, 2021
11/01/2021
Midweek storm could bring flood risk to South Central states; Twenty-four new COVID-19-related deaths reported in W.Va. active cases decline; Subtropical Storm Wanda meanders over open Atlantic ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 29, 2021
10/29/2021
STORMTRACKER ALERT: Wind Advisory for mountains Friday; Public forums planned for West Virginia’s drug response plan; The search for people who never get COVID ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 28, 2021
10/28/2021
Pandemic creates challenges in the fight against substance abuse; Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds; How the economy went from sizzle to fizzle, and why there's hope for a way back ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 27, 2021
10/27/2021
WV officials announce COVID-19 vaccination plans for ages 5-11; Gov. Justice Warns: Average Age Of Coronavirus Deaths Is Decreasing; 30 million at risk for multi-day severe weather outbreak ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 25, 2021
10/25/2021
Multiple fire crews on scene of fire in Lost Creek; US experiences record-breaking natural disasters in 2021; VA hospital offering COVID-19 vaccination boost doses in Clarksburg, West Virginia ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 22, 2021
10/22/2021
Severe storms break out across the Ohio Valley, causing damage; Pick any vaccine: CDC OKs COVID boosters – even mixing and matching – beginning as soon as Friday; Why West Virginians aren’t getting the COVID vaccine ...more
WV and National Disaster News - October 21, 2021
10/21/2021
Marion County, WV Schools quarantines entire 5th grade level due to COVID-19 outbreak; How Does Mixing and Matching COVID-19 Boosters Work? COVID Deaths Mounting in West Virginia, Even as Cases Decline...more
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
West Virginia COVID Vaccination Information
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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WV and National Disaster News - April 21, 2021
FREEZE Warnings througout WV over next 24 hours; Midwest, Northeast in for a rude awakening as winter returns; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - May 21, 2021
Gov. Justice announcing: Nursing homes reopening in West Virginia; New York Yankees' breakthrough infections demonstrate the COVID-19 vaccine works. Here's why; Ana and Bill on the way? Scientists eye first two systems of hurricane season ...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 3, 2021
Damage assessment underway following second Morgantown high water event; Health officials push COVID vaccinations as Delta variant cases rise in W.Va....more
WV and National Disaster News - August 16, 2021
Flash flood warning issued for parts of Lincoln, Boone, Kanawha until 1 p.m; West Virginia Readies To Administer COVID-19 Boosters; Masks required at visitor centers across the Mountain State ...more
WV and National Disaster News - December 17, 2021
CDC program offers travelers free at-home COVID test kits at select US airports; Tornado, storm death toll at 90 after KY teen's body found; Deadly outburst of extreme weather blitzes center of U.S. killing 5; ...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 1, 2022
About 50 million at risk for severe weather in northeastern US Saturday; W.Va. American Water files to approve infrastructure upgrades, increase monthly charges; Five COVID-19-related deaths reported in West Virginia...more
WV and National Disaster News - July 22, 2022
Heat index likely to top 100 in Huntington and Charleston this weekend ; Active COVID-19 cases hit 5-month high in West Virginia; High winds damage site of new Cabell Co. Sheriff's field office; Computer outage affecting services at DMV, other agencies...more
WV and National Disaster News - August 19, 2022
Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster may be available in a few weeks; : Flood recovery continues in Kanawha, Fayette; Drug Czar Gupta wraps up three-day tour in WV; Pike County family seeking answers following fifth FEMA denial...more
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