Sixteen additional West Virginia counties have been added to four already designated to receive individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the June 29 Derecho storm.

Calhoun reportedly did not sustain enough private damage to make the cut, although Calhoun OES/911 Director toured the county with FEMA and spent several weeks collecting damage reports.

The Derecho and subsequent storms caused widespread power outages, downed power lines and felled trees across the stat.

Earlier, FEMA approved Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh and Fayette for private property assistance.

Added to the list: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Pocahontas, Roane, Tyler, Webster and Wood counties.

West Virginians needing assistance in those counties that will receive individual assistance are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

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