BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Cabell County and the city of Madison are getting federal grants to address repeated flooding.
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the hazard mitigation grants will allow the county and the city to acquire flood-prone properties and take measures to improve the floodplain.
A $206,152 grant awarded to Madison will help pay for acquiring three properties. The project's total cost is $274,869.
The Cabell County Commission plans to acquire one property in Culloden with the help of a $91,729 grant. The project's total cost is $122,305.The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the grants under a disaster declaration issued in June 24, 2010.