Gilmer County is one of 11 more West Virginia counties added to a federal disaster declaration from last month's floods.

Governor Manchin's office announced the move yesterday.

The additional counties that can seek federal funds to help clean up damage to public facilities are: Barbour, Gilmer, Grant, Hardy, Lewis, McDowell, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Putnam, Upshur and Webster.

Counties in the earlier declaration are Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

The 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 replacement of facilities.

The public assistance declaration does not apply to damage to private homes and businesses.