During recent heavy rains in the early part of April, a portion of Lorraine Street began to break apart and slide over the side of the hill taking a portion of the street and endangering the rear side of the Faith Independent Baptist Church located below the street.
In his State of Emergency declared on April 11, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin committed the state to do everything possible to help citizens impacted by the severe weather.
According to Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti, there are eight to ten homes located on the street.
"In his State of Emergency, Governor Tomblin was able to supply us with funding to help get the slide repaired," said Nolletti. "The City did not have the manpower, funds or expertise to fix the problem."
Nolletti said Mike Kolota, DOH Supervisor for Logan County, and Scott Epling, DOH District Engineer in Huntington, assessed the situation to determine how to repair the damage, and with the help of Raamie Barker, Senior Advisor to Tomblin, funding was obtained.
"Scott said he was going to fix it right," Nolletti said. "He said it would last forever."