CHARLETSON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Governor Jim Justice announced Monday the Mountain State is prepared to send resources, including West Virginia National Guard assets and personnel as needed, in areas ravaged by what has become Hurricane Harvey.
“West Virginia stands ready, willing and able to provide first responders to assist our fellow Americans in Texas and in other areas along the Gulf Coast as they continue to deal with the massive flooding and devastating damage being caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. I encourage all West Virginians to join Cathy and I as we pray for their safety and well-being" said Justice.
The West Virginia National Guard has many disaster response and recovery resources. It remains in contact with its counterparts in other states to ensure it can provide whatever is needed when a request arrives.
The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, meanwhile, is also coordinating possible resources including swift-water rescue teams.