West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Gov. Tomblin Requests Individual and Public Assistance from the Federal Government for Six W.Va. Counties

7/12/2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government to assist with the ongoing recovery and repair efforts in central West Virginia following storms, which struck the area between June 12 and June 20, 2013, resulting in flooding, landslides, and mudslides. If granted the declaration would provide help to individuals, businesses, and local government agencies in Roane County. Also the approval of public assistance would provide help to local government agencies in Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, and Mason counties.
 
"We have spent the last several weeks assessing the damage and gathering the information needed for this request. It is clear, we have many West Virginians who need help," Gov. Tomblin said. "The storms were particularly destructive in the City of Spencer. Drainage systems were overwhelmed, floodwaters reached beyond the 100-year flood plain and, as a result, vital resources received significant flood damage. In nearby Mason County, local farmers, buses, mail delivery and local residents were affected by the closure of a highly traveled bridge which was damaged during the flooding."
 
Gov. Tomblin is requesting individual assistance from the federal government including the Individuals and Households Program, Crisis Counseling Program, and Disaster Legal Services for Roane County. He is also seeking Public Assistance for Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Mason, and Roane Counties, as well as Hazard Mitigation for the entire state in accordance with the Stafford Act.

In response to the heavy rainfall which resulted in flooding, landslides, mudslides, and prompted first responders to perform four swift water rescues to prevent loss of life, Gov. Tomblin declared a state of emergency for Roane County on June 13, 2013. State resources, including 40 National Guard members, State Division of Highways crews, and West Virginia State Police, immediately assisted individuals, families, and the communities impacted by the storms.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977