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RAHALL STATEMENT ON STATE OF EMERGENCY IN WEST VIRGINIA
BECKLEY, WV – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) Sunday issued the following statement on the state of emergency in West Virginia due to severe storm damage leaving southern West Virginians without power, water, or access to gas, food, and banking services:
“I have been in regular contact with the Federal, state, and local officials, and commend the efforts of emergency response personnel in working hard to bring every resource to bear to help our communities recover.
"I am pleased that a Federal emergency declaration was issued and that FEMA is working with state and local officials in providing emergency generators, supplies, and information services and ensuring shelter and water is available in helping to address the extreme hot weather.
"I strongly encourage everyone to remain diligent, and check in on your family, friends, and neighbors. I remain committed to helping in any way I can to ensure the lives of all citizens can return to normal as quickly as possible."