Still time to report storm damage
Any damages from the June 29 storms that haven't yet been reported should be reported to emergency managers. FEMA has been in the area assessing damage this week, and the information they collect along with reports gathered by local emergency management officials will go into a report for the governor. That will be used to formally request public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox has estimated the cost of cleaning up the highways alone is near $14 million. The state is looking to recover most of the costs for repairs.