West Virginia officials are asking those with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look again at the damage the state sustained in Superstorm Sandy.
On Monday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin filed an appeal with FEMA. The appeal filing comes after FEMA denied federal assistance for individuals in Fayette, Nicholas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Wyoming counties.
“I believe if they take a closer look at our proposal, they will see that we have families and businesses still in need of assistance,” Governor Tomblin said in a statement.
Some residents in the affected counties did not have power for as along as two weeks after the October 29th storm hit, dumping feet of heavy, wet snow on some places.
FEMA has already approved public assistance, which is reimbursement for local and county governments, for the following counties: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Wyoming.