Governor issues ‘State of Preparedness’ for WV ahead of Hurricane Florence

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a ‘State of Preparedness’ for the entire state via a statement on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the Eastern Seaboard later this week.

The ‘State of Preparedness’ covers all 55 counties in West Virginia, and allows for the mobilization of resources to assist with the preparation for any potential flooding or other storm related damage.

According to the statement, the Governor has instructed all agencies to exercise their appropriate authorities associated with the ‘State of Preparedness’. 

The statement also says that Governor Justice stands ready to declare a ‘State of Emergency’ for all areas that the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management deem necessary. 

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