CHARLESTON, W.Va. – At 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Governor Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for Grant, Pendleton, Tucker, and Randolph counties, after they were hit with heavy rain and flash flooding Saturday night. The Governor said other counties may be added, as necessary.
According to the Governor’s office, Justice will officially file the declaration on Monday, but he has verbally stated his intent.
Justice has authorized West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mike Todorovich to support the counties and to use all state resources necessary. The Governor also directed the West Virginia National Guard to assist.