President Donald Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For WV


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOAY, PRESS RELEASE)- President Donald Trump has approved the major Disaster Declaration for the state of West Virginia.


According to a press release from FEMA, the company announced Thursday afternoon that Federal Disaster Assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to help state and local recovery efforts.


The funding comes after the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides part of the state experienced at just the end of last month.



The funding approved by the President will repair and replace facilities that were damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that happened in the following areas: Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton Counties.


Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.