December 21, 2021
Manchin, Capito Announce Additional 2016 Flood Relief Funds
Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,239,504 for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to help repair damage that occurred during the 2016 floods in West Virginia.
“Five years ago, southern West Virginia was ravaged by devastating flooding that tragically killed 23 fellow West Virginians, destroyed thousands of homes and damaged our communities. This funding will help the U.S. Forest Service repair roads and lands damaged by the terrible flooding. I will fight for funding to ensure every community recovers and for resources to prepare our communities for any future disasters,” Senator Manchin said.
“The 2016 floods devastated our state and repercussions are still being felt today,” Ranking Member Capito said. “This funding will help the U.S. Forest Service aid communities that were hardest hit and continue to experience difficulties.”
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