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Sen. Manchin speaks with Secretary of Homeland Security

July 3, 2012
Tyler Star News

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) spoke today with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about West Virginia's critical needs following last week's severe storms.

"I had a very good conversation with my friend Secretary Napolitano, and she told me that her heart goes out to the people of West Virginia. She assured me that the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA will do all they can to help our state recover. I specifically mentioned that West Virginia is in need of water and generators, and she told me that her team would see what additional resources can be provided. I also suggested that FEMA begin flying supplies to locations in addition to Morgantown and Charleston, where they can be more easily distributed to areas in need.

"I know so many West Virginians are suffering at this time, and I want you to know that I am doing everything in my power to help you get the resources and assistance you need as quickly as possible. Please remember to lend a helping hand to your neighbors in need at this challenging time. As always, you can call my office for assistance toll-free at 855-275-5737."

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