West Virginia Emergency Declaration 7.28.2022
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
By the Governor
WHEREAS, beginning on July 26, 2022, severe thunderstorms with associated heavy rains and high winds caused flooding, downed trees, power outages, disruptions to potable water systems, and road blockages in certain counties including Fayette, Greenbrier, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the effects of the storm pose a severe and continuing threat to the health, safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of Fayette, Greenbrier, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming counties.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM JUSTICE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of West Virginia, and in view of the foregoing, do hereby FIND AND DECLARE that a State of Emergency exists and continues throughout Fayette, Greenbrier, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, and Wyoming counties of West Virginia, said State of Emergency to remain in effect for thirty days unless terminated by subsequent Proclamation. In response to this State of Emergency, I have INVOKED the emergency powers set forth in West Virginia Code §15-5-6; UTILIZED the Emergency Operations Plan, as necessary; ORDERED appropriate personnel and resources to mobilize and respond to the emergency; and DELEGATED certain administrative powers to the Director of the West Virginia Emergency Management Division, as necessary, to facilitate the provision of essential emergency services.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of West Virginia to be affixed.
DONE at the Capitol in the City of Charleston, State of West Virginia, this the Twenty-Eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty-Two, in the One Hundred Sixtieth year of the State.
By the State
SECRETARY OF STATE