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Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for counties affected by flash flooding

CHARLESTON, WV – At 4:30 p.m. today Gov. Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for Grant, Pendleton, Tucker, and Randolph Counties due to heavy rainfall last night that caused significant local flooding. Other counties may be added as necessary.

After being briefed on the extent of the flooding, the Governor verbally stated his intent to declare a state of emergency. The official declaration will be filed tomorrow. 

The Governor has authorized West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike Todorovich to support local counties and to use all state resources necessary. The Governor also directed the West Virginia National Guard to assist. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is coordinating with officials in the declaration area to determine their needs.

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