Governor Justice proclaims Flood Resiliency Week 2024 for the Mountain State

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CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — To spread awareness of flooding in certain communities and areas of the Mountain State, Governor Jim Justice declared this week as Flood Resiliency Week across West Virginia.

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Flood Resiliency Week will be observed from February 12, 2024 through February 16, 2024. This week will help to not only bring awareness, but will also help prepare residents for when flooding is imminent.

“Flooding has struck our communities too many times, leaving scars on our homes, businesses, and hearts. This Flood Resiliency Week let’s turn those scars into strength. Let’s come together, neighbors helping neighbors, to build a wall of preparedness against future floods. By sharing knowledge, taking action, and uniting as West Virginians, we can weather any storm and emerge stronger than ever before,” Governor Justice said.

This proclamation will help residents of the Mountain State be responsible for their communities and other surrounding areas in being prepared for flood resilience and other emergencies that are associated from flooding. It will also help residents gain the knowledge and resources that must be utilized in these types of emergencies.

“Building flood resiliency is an ongoing effort that requires the collective engagement of our communities. This week provides a platform to enhance public awareness and encourage proactive measures in preparing for potential flooding incidents,” State Resiliency Officer Robert Martin expressed.

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Other organizations involved with this Week are:

  • The National Weather Service

  • The Army Corps of Engineers

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • West Virginia State Resiliency Office

  • The West Virginia Emergency Management Division

  • West Virginia Ready

  • West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

“Flood Resiliency Week aligns with our commitment to creating safer and more resilient communities. We encourage active participation from all West Virginians in developing mitigation and recovery plans and using their knowledge and skills to make positive changes locally,” emphasized WVEMD Director GE McCabe.

All residents of West Virginia are encouraged to participate in Flood Resiliency Week to help them better prepare and how to approach flooding situations and events. For more information and resources on flood resiliency, visit https://linktr.ee/floodresilienceweek.

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