Manchin and Capito announce $4.8 million for flood repair

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV)- On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced over $4,800,000 in flood repair funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

According to the press release, the funding will help repair federal roads in Pocahontas, Randolph and Greenbrier counties. The roads were damaged in the 2016 flooding.

Senator Manchin says the highway repairs will bring back necessary connections within the community and allow commerce to flow across the Mountain State.

According to Manchin, the improvements will help the economy, rebuild the communities, and help with a brighter future.

"This funding will help repair damage to roads that West Virginians rely on to get to work and provide for their families," Senator Capito said.

Both senators say they will continue to fight for the resources the state needs to repair and rebuild after the flooding.