CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - President Bush has cleared the way for federal funds to be used to help clean up damage caused by last month's flooding.
Tuesday's disaster declaration means some nonprofit groups and local and state governments may be able to recoup part of their costs for emergency work and for the repair and replacment of facilities.
The declaration covers Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
In seeking the declaration, Governor Manchin said the state suffered nearly three million dollars worth of damage to roads, bridges and public infrastructure.
The declaration does not apply to private homes or businesses that were damaged during flooding that followed heavy rains the weekend of April 14th and 15th.