CALHOUN DECLARED DISASTER COUNTY - 24 Counties Suffer Flood Damage

Calhoun County is one of 24 West Virginia counties in a disaster declaration, following recent flooding.

The declaration allows residents in those counties to apply for individual assistance grants, which are designed to help people recover some flood-related expenses.

The counties in the declaration are as follows: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Wayne, Webster, Wirt and Wyoming.

Governor Wise announced the disaster declaration yesterday, saying it's the first step in getting federal money for recovery efforts.

Residents planning to apply for assistance should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-621-3362.