(10/17/2012)
Calhoun did not make Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's latest request to FEMA for individual assistance under a federal disaster declaration following the June 29th Derecho storm.

Tomblin says residents in 20 additional counties should be granted individual assistance, with Roane and Clay counties regionally on his latest request.

Originally Gov. Tomblin asked for individual assistance for just four counties, Kanawha, Fayette, Nicholas and Raleigh.

Apparently a small number of damage reports and requests in Calhoun did not make the cut.

Calhoun OES/011 Director Kathy Wood toured the county with FEMA representatives and encouraged property owners to call and report their personal damages.

Tomblin's request follows phone calls made to FEMA by residents living in the 20 counties along with some damage assessment visits.

The 20 counties include: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Tyler, Webster, Wetzel and Wood.

FEMA will review the governor's latest request.


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