CDC Praises W.V. Response Agency

By: SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER - Associated Press Writer
By: SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER - Associated Press Writer

West Virginia's multi-agency response to help hurricane evacuees is receiving national praise.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a progress report on how well $5 billion in emergency preparedness funding has been used nationwide.

The study says states that aren't hit by a tragedy can be instrumental in the aftermath. The state provided aid, like housing and counseling, to about 300 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Between 2002 and 2007, West Virginia spent more than $50 million on emergency preparedness.


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