Kanawha Co. executives take inventory of flood damage
CHARLESTON, WV (WSAZ) — Since flooding swept through hundreds of homes Aug. 15 across Kanawha County, officials have been working to determine the extent of the damage caused by the downpour.
Kanawha County Emergency Management Services outlined some of the cleanup and debris removal costs.
From minor flooding to washed out homes, Aug. 15 caused damage to more than 320 homes in Kanawha County, according to EMS Director CW Sigman.
The bill for debris removal and cleanup is around $89,000 for the county so far. Additionally, repairs to a working park in a nonprofit field and a minor league field cost nearly $200,000 more.
“It’s a double-edged sword. We hope the damage wasn’t that bad, but if it’s that bad, we want to document it so we can get the proper help to clean up,” Sigman said.
He said EMS officials have been trying to get an inventory of the damage so they can submit an accurate report of what it looks like to the state.
“We’ll wait for those state assessments and whether we get a disaster declaration or FEMA assistance,” Sigman said.
If FEMA becomes involved, some county-initiated cleanup costs and individual home repair costs may arise.
It’s not too late to report any damage. To report flood damage Click here or get help with a report, go to or call 304-357-0570.
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