West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin believes state's floods are an act of God

May 14, 2009 Full story: blogs.wvgazette.com 19

Gov. Joe Manchin has visited the flood-devastated areas of Mingo County several times over last weekend and since.

But what else has the governor been up to?

Well, I caught a little bit of his discussion with Hoppy Kercheval (who is broadcasting live from Gilbert) on MetroNews Talkline.The governor was praising local coal companies (including Massey Energy and Buck Harless’ International Industries) for sending out heavy equipment and crews to help with the cleanup. Manchin didn’t mention....

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Wyoming Countian

United States

#1 May 14, 2009
Governor Manchin has, in fact, visited MINGO County several times, however, he has not been to WYOMING County, where there were also millions of dollars in damages and many people have lost everything. Channel 3 or Channel 13 have done very little coverage in Wyoming County. When asked why, they say it is not their coverage area....well, whose coverage area is it? They say a station that is not even on the cable in this area. In fact, yesterday a newsman came to WYOMING County to interview a young man who lives in WYOMING County about a video he has posted on youtube about the flooding. The interview was conducted in WYOMING County, the video began in WYOMING County and ended in WYOMING County, however, when the piece was on the news last night, there was ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF WYOMING COUNTY, both Tim Irr and Brad Myers, the newsman both only spoke of MINGO County. This is just as bad as everyone in other states referring to West Virginia as Virginia. This is very frustrating to the residents and businesses in Wyoming County that have suffered devastating damage from the flood.

“Humans are God's agents”

Since: May 07

USA

#2 May 14, 2009
I'm with you. Whether you know it or not, people such as myself are watching. We see what's going on. Have you tried to contact the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)?

http://www.ohvec.org/

Refer them to this news article, and ask them if they can help you get some attention.

Madison Reed
Wyoming Countian wrote:
Governor Manchin has, in fact, visited MINGO County several times, however, he has not been to WYOMING County, where there were also millions of dollars in damages and many people have lost everything. Channel 3 or Channel 13 have done very little coverage in Wyoming County. When asked why, they say it is not their coverage area....well, whose coverage area is it? They say a station that is not even on the cable in this area. In fact, yesterday a newsman came to WYOMING County to interview a young man who lives in WYOMING County about a video he has posted on youtube about the flooding. The interview was conducted in WYOMING County, the video began in WYOMING County and ended in WYOMING County, however, when the piece was on the news last night, there was ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF WYOMING COUNTY, both Tim Irr and Brad Myers, the newsman both only spoke of MINGO County. This is just as bad as everyone in other states referring to West Virginia as Virginia. This is very frustrating to the residents and businesses in Wyoming County that have suffered devastating damage from the flood.
someone

Charleston, WV

#3 May 14, 2009
belizerealtor wrote:
I'm with you. Whether you know it or not, people such as myself are watching. We see what's going on. Have you tried to contact the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)?
http://www.ohvec.org/
Refer them to this news article, and ask them if they can help you get some attention.
Madison Reed
<quoted text>
The post was about flooding. Not about some idiot's crusade to stop MTR which had nothing to do with the flooding. Go to one of the counties mentioned and drive around. After almost 2 weeks of rain the area got 4 to 7 additional inches of rain over a few hours. Theres more hollows with no MTR flooded than with MTR.
Chub

United States

#4 May 14, 2009
Something funny to me, when the state got quite a bit of rain a few years ago the streets of Charleston flooded. I guess Mountain Top Removal caused that!??

I was in Myrtle Beach about 7-8 years ago on vacation and it received a bunch of rain. I am assuming when the main street flooded people blamed Mountain Top Removal for causing that one too!??

Sometimes we just get more water than the ground can hold. Its just the idiots that speak when they shouldn't that helps give mining a bad rep. If they only realized how ignorant they sound.
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Oh MY God

United States

#6 May 14, 2009
Wyoming Countian wrote:
Governor Manchin has, in fact, visited MINGO County several times, however, he has not been to WYOMING County, where there were also millions of dollars in damages and many people have lost everything. Channel 3 or Channel 13 have done very little coverage in Wyoming County. When asked why, they say it is not their coverage area....well, whose coverage area is it? They say a station that is not even on the cable in this area. In fact, yesterday a newsman came to WYOMING County to interview a young man who lives in WYOMING County about a video he has posted on youtube about the flooding. The interview was conducted in WYOMING County, the video began in WYOMING County and ended in WYOMING County, however, when the piece was on the news last night, there was ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF WYOMING COUNTY, both Tim Irr and Brad Myers, the newsman both only spoke of MINGO County. This is just as bad as everyone in other states referring to West Virginia as Virginia. This is very frustrating to the residents and businesses in Wyoming County that have suffered devastating damage from the flood.
Ok. I just happened upon this SECOND tirade about nobody caring about Wyoming county. You need to get a grip and stop whining because the governor didn't come to your town. He came to the hardest hit town in the most widely hit county. The center of operations for The Red Cross AND The National Guard. Give me a freaking break with this bullshit already. If 100 square miles of wyoming county got flooded, I can see where you would have an argument, but only a small portion was affected, and they were included in the disaster declaration. You are getting aid, tetanus shots for free, donations, hot dogs from churches, everything that Mingo county has gotten except a visit from the Governor and a few minutes of air time!! Grow your immature self up and get a freaking clue!! I can't stand to see people be so outright dumb!

It blows my mind that people are so being so childish about this kind of stuff. Turn your computer off and grab a shovel. Move some mudd for your neighbor. Make hot dogs for people who are working too hard to cook. Go through your old clothes and donate them to people who have lost their belongings. Do something besides complain over this childish JUNK!!! Get a hold of yourself and GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!
G E T O V E R I T!!!
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Logical Thinker

Salyersville, KY

#8 May 15, 2009
Oh MY God wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok. I just happened upon this SECOND tirade about nobody caring about Wyoming county. You need to get a grip and stop whining because the governor didn't come to your town. He came to the hardest hit town in the most widely hit county. The center of operations for The Red Cross AND The National Guard. Give me a freaking break with this bullshit already. If 100 square miles of wyoming county got flooded, I can see where you would have an argument, but only a small portion was affected, and they were included in the disaster declaration. You are getting aid, tetanus shots for free, donations, hot dogs from churches, everything that Mingo county has gotten except a visit from the Governor and a few minutes of air time!! Grow your immature self up and get a freaking clue!! I can't stand to see people be so outright dumb!
It blows my mind that people are so being so childish about this kind of stuff. Turn your computer off and grab a shovel. Move some mudd for your neighbor. Make hot dogs for people who are working too hard to cook. Go through your old clothes and donate them to people who have lost their belongings. Do something besides complain over this childish JUNK!!! Get a hold of yourself and GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!
G E T O V E R I T!!!
Bravo,well said. Need to quit bitchin and get out and help one another, that is the problem with this damn place.
wyomingboy

United States

#9 May 15, 2009
more than a small portion of wyoming county got flooded take a ride toward baileysville&pineville threw fan rock,indian creek,mill creek, long branch,reedy creek and places in between so dont get on hear talk shit you know nothing about. oops almost forgot mullens which got hit almost as hard as they did in 2001
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What about the others

United States

#11 May 15, 2009
I am glad that the people of Mingo and Wyoming are getting their declaration but there are some people in MacDowell that got flooded and will not receive any help my neighbors house got completely destoried by a landside who is going to help his family. Also I know of some that got flooded. Where are they going to go for help?
Student B

Glenview, IL

#12 May 15, 2009
Help is in each individuals hands.Stop looking at everyone else!
BYRD MUST GO

United States

#13 May 15, 2009
Senator Byrd sells out people of WV again signs gun ban on National Parks bill. Has he lost his mind in fact Yes he has .He is senile just a mindless body someone else controls. Time for Byrd to retire.Will someone tell him BANNING The guns on Parks BILL was the last straw. Time to give it up.There should be a law when you get 85 you are to damm old to do you job. This just proves it.He will sign anyway he has nothing left to lose or does he even know he signed the bill?
hanover resident

United States

#14 May 15, 2009
well, my opinion. I really think Hanover and rt. 97 got hit harder than gilbert, I don't know about williamson I haven't been there. but, they said they got hit bad. everyone just should pull together and help one another. because we all live here within i0 miles of each other, so we should just quite gripping and try to get the work done. ps. I really would like to see gov. manchin visit the hanove area too.
Bob

Somerset, KY

#15 May 15, 2009
The REAL Deal wrote:
<quoted text>
If you only knew how ignorant you sound. We all know mountain top removal is bad for the environment. How do we know? Studies.Scientific studies done by the Corp. of engineers and educational facilities.
Of course, any moron can say mountian top removal is good, but they are morons.
Can you name a few studies? I would like to become more educated on the subject of MTR.
dont be dumb

United States

#16 May 15, 2009
BYRD MUST GO wrote:
Senator Byrd sells out people of WV again signs gun ban on National Parks bill. Has he lost his mind in fact Yes he has .He is senile just a mindless body someone else controls. Time for Byrd to retire.Will someone tell him BANNING The guns on Parks BILL was the last straw. Time to give it up.There should be a law when you get 85 you are to damm old to do you job. This just proves it.He will sign anyway he has nothing left to lose or does he even know he signed the bill?
Why in the HELL would anyone have a problem with banning guns in STATE PARKS?? You're just mad because you can't poach so easily now! There shouldn't be any reason in the world someone would have a need to take a gun to a state park!
Byrd is getting older, but he's a powerful asset for our state. He has alot of peoples respect in Washington, and that is good for WV. He's done literally thousands of good things for residents of our state, and brought hundreds of millions for projects over the years.

You shouldn't take your gun to state park in the first place! There shouldn't need to be a law to tell people something that is common sense. Stop being dumb.
maybe im dumb

United States

#17 May 15, 2009
I understand now LOL. He signed a state parks bill that banned guns? Is that what you meant??
Amber

Seattle, WA

#18 May 15, 2009
My Goodness people! Stop bitching about whose town got the most attention from this.I cant believe it when people say that Hanover got hit worse than Gilbert & Gilbert Creek! Thats so UNTRUE.Gilbert & Gilbert Creek,got hit hard by this flood.This place will never ever look the same again.Listen at yourselves! You sound like a bunch of 1st graders whining over whos class got an extra 10 minutes in recess! This is Silly.I drove up hanover & baileysville friday,and its NOTHINIG compared to gilbert and gilbert creek,nothing!!!! OVBIOUSLY THE GOVENOR SEES THE SAME AS WE DO HERE IN GILBERT CREEK AND GILBERT AREAS,WE GOT HIT THE HARDEST,ITS A FACT!WE NEED THE MOST HELP! Yeah im sure that some people in wyoming counties got hit too,but gilbert is worse! & I mean come on,the national guard,red cross and everything are here! We should all be trying to help each other in a time like this,not whining because your town didnt get mentioned in a f**king news clip! Gosh,grow up people! This isnt a time for childish drama!
hanover resident

United States

#19 May 16, 2009
This is for Amber; You may live in gilbert or gilbert creek, but, your house and residence is not one bit better than those in Hanover. like I said I don't know about gilbert creek I haven't been there, but, what I have seen Hanover got hit twice harder than gilbert, and you know that. And we are not whining because you all are getting the attention, but, don't you think that Hanover should get a little. NOT JEALIOUS AT ALL.....
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Bob

Huntington, WV

#23 May 16, 2009
The REAL Deal wrote:
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you have the internet right in front of you,idiot. Can you google?
Only studies paid for by the coal companies say mountain top removal is safe.
Oh, wait,you are a west virginian. Now I gotta explain slower.
When you do bad things,bad things happen.
That should cover you.
Or are you a friend of murdering coal? in West Virginia,not ONE coal company has made the changes required by law.So coal companies are being fined,right? They are being shut down to refit mines to follow the law? No. Coal companies know they can pay elected officials and poor residents to stay quiet.
Go ahead, go work for coal, nothing bad will ever happen.
Blind idiot.
Just as I thought. You couldn't name even one study! What a friggin moron.
The REAL Deal

Huntington, WV

#24 May 16, 2009
Yes, I am a moron, What's it to you?
Beli Mawr

Brownfield, TX

#25 May 16, 2009
"well, whose coverage area is it? "

Your state no longer has money. What is he gonna visit with?

Dang, the chinese yuan has now surpassed the american dollar as a reserve currency.

Anyone know of Chinese language courses on the internet I can take, so I can get to know the language of the people who now tell our government what to do?

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