WVC 15 - 1 D- 1
§15-1D-1. Calling out national guard by governor.
In event of war, insurrection, rebellion, invasion, tumult,
riot, mob or body of men acting together by force with intent to
commit a felony or to offer violence to persons or property, or
by force and violence to break and resist the laws of this state
or the United States, or in case of the imminent danger of the
occurrence of any of said events, or in event of public disaster
or emergency, the governor shall have power to order the West
Virginia national guard, or any part thereof, into the active
service of the state, and to cause them to perform such duty as
he shall deem proper.